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Montana whitewater, Grave Creek

Lincoln county, Foundation Creek to Tobacco River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II     18 miles
  The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Kalispell, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The wonderful Montana scenery and the cool fresh water have people coming here. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master in this state than those in other states, so keep in mind that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. The Foundation Creek
    to Tobacco River stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system. This section is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so why not pack your sleeping bag too. This section of Grave Creek
in Lincoln County is 18 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II section of whitewater. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. Great exercise and spending some quality time in nature have a lot of people coming here. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this is an area with not too many other spots for that.

Briefly about the general area:
Here at Grave Creek you'll probably meet some folks from Fortine. There's glorious hiking along the Mount Marston National Recreation Trail. The warmest time of the year brings highs in the 80's to Grave Creek with overnight lows in the 40's. High temperatures through the wintertime are normally in the 20's, and night lows at Grave Creek through the wintertime frequently sink into the 10's. Grave Creek is a location that is reasonably arid typically. The month with most of the rain is June; the driest month of the year is March.

Grave Creek, Foundation Creek to Tobacco River road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Grave Creek.
 Whitewater Near Grave Creek:
Grave Creek, Lincoln County, 8 miles away
      Class II - 18 miles long (Foundation Creek to Tobacco River)
Sunday Creek, Flathead County, 15 miles away
      Class III-IV - 14 miles long (Headwaters to Stillwater River)
Stillwater River, Flathead County, 19 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3 miles long (Upper Stillwater Lake to Lower Stillwater Lake)
Flathead River - Middle Fork, Flathead County, 27 miles away
      Class I-II+(III) - 58 miles long (Canadian Border to Blankenship Bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Grave Creek:
Fernie, British Columbia , 31 miles away, 2816 foot drop, 10 lifts, 114 runs
Castle Mountain, Alberta , 37 miles away, 2850 foot drop, 5 lifts, 59 runs
Whitefish, Montana , 39 miles away, 2353 foot drop, 11 lifts, 83 runs
Blacktail Mountain, Montana , 51 miles away, 1440 foot drop, 4 lifts, 24 runs
Turner Mountain, Montana , 55 miles away, 2110 foot drop, 1 lifts, 20 runs
Lookout Pass, Idaho , 87 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Kimberley, British Columbia , 88 miles away, 2465 foot drop, 5 lifts, 80 runs
Fortress Mountain, Alberta , 92 miles away, 1082 foot drop, 6 lifts, 47 runs
 Hotels Near Grave Creek:
Grouse Mountain Lodge, Whitefish , 40 miles away
Lodge At Whitefish Lake, Whitefish , 41 miles away
The Firebrand Hotel, Whitefish , 41 miles away
Pine Lodge, Whitefish , 42 miles away
Best Western Rocky Mountain Lodge, Whitefish , 42 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Grave Creek:
Grave Creek, Fortine, 3 miles away
Big Therriault Campground, Lincoln County, 3 miles away
Little Therriault Lake Campground, Lincoln County, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Grave Creek:
Mount Marston National Recreation Trail, Lincoln , 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Grave Creek:
Glacier National Park, West Glacier - MT , 62 miles away
Whitefish Lake State Park, Montana , 39 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Grave Creek:
Indian Springs Ranch, Eureka , 14 miles away
John's Golf Course, Eureka , 18 miles away
Wilderness Club, Eureka , 19 miles away

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