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Montana whitewater, Mill Creek

Missoula county, along Mill Creek Road into Frenchtown section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V     2 miles
 
This is a very difficult and dangerous run, don't come paddling here unless you're really good.

The along Mill Creek Road into Frenchtown section of Mill Creek is 2 miles long and is a class V section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. If you're coming from Missoula it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The campgrounds here at Mill Creek are
    pretty good. Getting some good exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors will make you glad you came. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. Since
you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good rivers. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the along Mill Creek Road into Frenchtown section is one of them. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Montana is often easier than elsewhere, so better not forget that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. The wonderful Montana  
scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water beats anything. This section is quite short so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over.

Briefly about the general area:
A spree to Frenchtown Pond State Park revitalizes the spirit, and close by you stumble on Blackcat Gulch which is a perfect location to explore. The Sixmile Trail offers hiking at its best, and Montana Snowbowl is a very popular ski area nearby. This river is so great. There's nice hiking along the Houle Creek Trail, and there are plenty of people from Frenchtown here at Mill Creek. At Mill Creek you donít see much rainfall.

Mill Creek, along Mill Creek Road into Frenchtown road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Mill Creek.
 Whitewater Near Mill Creek:
Mill Creek, Missoula County, 1 miles away
      Class V - 2 miles long (along Mill Creek Road into Frenchtown)
Whitewater Outfitter - Army Navy Economy Store, Missoula County, 15 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Bear Paw River Expeditions, Missoula County, 15 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Lewis & Clark Trail Adventures, Missoula County, 16 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Clark Fork, Missoula / Mineral County, 18 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7 miles long (Alberton Put In to Fish Creek)
Whitewater Outfitter - 10 000 Waves Raft & Kayak Adventures, Missoula County, 22 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Montana River Guides, Ravalli County, 23 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Kootenai Creek, Ravali County, 25 miles away
      Class IV - 1 miles long (trailside)
Brushy Fork, Idaho County, 28 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 13 miles long (Off Elk Meadows Road to Crooked Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Mill Creek:
Montana Snowbowl, Montana , 13 miles away, 2600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Marshall Mountain, Montana , 20 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 3 lifts, 23 runs
Blacktail Mountain, Montana , 48 miles away, 1440 foot drop, 4 lifts, 24 runs
Lost Trail Powder Mountain, Montana , 66 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 8 lifts, 45 runs
Whitefish, Montana , 69 miles away, 2353 foot drop, 11 lifts, 83 runs
Discovery Ski, Montana , 75 miles away, 1670 foot drop, 6 lifts, 48 runs
 Hotels Near Mill Creek:
Days Inn Missoula Airport, Missoula , 6 miles away
StoneCreek Lodge, Missoula , 10 miles away
Wingate By Wyndham Missoula Airport, Missoula , 10 miles away
Courtyard Missoula, Missoula , 12 miles away
My Place Hotel-Missoula, Missoula , 12 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Mill Creek:
Jim and Mary's RV Park, Missoula, 4 miles away
Outpost Campground, Missoula, 5 miles away
Out Post Campground, Missoula County, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Mill Creek:
Houle Creek Trail, Missoula , 6 miles away
Sixmile Trail, Missoula , 8 miles away
BLue Mountain Nature Trail NRT, Missoula , 11 miles away
Blue Mountain Equestrian and Hiking Trail, Missoula , 11 miles away
Squaw Peak Trail, Missoula , 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Mill Creek:
Glacier National Park, West Glacier - MT , 69 miles away
Frenchtown Pond State Park, Montana , 6 miles away
Flathead Lake State Park, Montana , 34 miles away
Big Arm State Park, Montana , 37 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Mill Creek:
King Ranch Golf Course, Frenchtown , 4 miles away
Phantom Links Golf Club, Missoula , 8 miles away
Larchmont Golf Course, Missoula , 13 miles away

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