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Montana whitewater, Stillwater River

Stillwater county, Buffalo Jump to Cliff Swallow section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-III     11.8 miles
  The put-in location is a short drive from Billings, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The beautiful scenery of Montana and the water flowing gracefully down Stillwater River make the trip here worthwhile. The Buffalo Jump to Cliff Swallow section of Stillwater River is 11.8 miles long and it is classified as a class I-III section by American Whitewater. The average Montana whitewater rafting or kayaking river
    tends to be easier to run than those in other states, so keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but do book a room before you come because
it is a very popular destination. This stretch is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so why not pack your camping stuff too. The beautiful Absaroka Range scenery is an added bonus. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good spots. Getting a good workout and spending some quality time in nature have people coming  
from far and near. This is not the only paddling section in this river system, there are others too.

Briefly about the general area:
Hiking is a popular thing to do around Stillwater River; Bozeman Trail is a good local trail. Don't leave Stillwater River without going to Greycliff Prairie Dog Town State Park; people from Nye love to come here. This river is so perfect. You might want to pay a visit to Magpie Canyon if you're here at Stillwater River. Why not take a refreshing hike along the Black Butte Trail, and a trip to 05S16E03BDCC01 Spring will fill your spirit with great feelings.

Stillwater River, Buffalo Jump to Cliff Swallow 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 Stillwater River.
 Whitewater Near Stillwater River:
Stillwater River, Stillwater County, 7 miles away
      Class I-III - 11.8 miles long (Buffalo Jump to Cliff Swallow)
Stillwater River, Stillwater County, 7 miles away
      Class II - 17.7 miles long (Cliff Swallow to Whitebird)
Stillwater River, Stillwater County, 12 miles away
      Class I-V - 3.5 miles long (Woodbine Campground to below Chrome Mine)
Rosebud Creek - West, Stillwater County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V) - 3 miles long (Emerald Lake to Pine Grove Campground)
Rosebud Creek - East, Carbon County, 15 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6 miles long (Lake to Sand Dunes Campground)
Rosebud Creek, Stillwater County, 20 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (East and West Fork Rosebud to Stillwater River)
Whitewater Outfitter - Absaroka River Adventures, Stillwater County, 21 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Yellowstone River, Stillwater/ Yellowstone County, 22 miles away
      Class I-III - 76 miles long (Boulder River to Clarks Fork Yellowstone River)
Clarks Fork Yellowstone, Park County, 23 miles away
      Class IV - 3 miles long (Trailhead to State line)
Boulder River - East, Sweet Grass County, 23 miles away
      Class I-II - 12 miles long (Headwaters to Boulder River)
 Ski Areas Near Stillwater River:
Red Lodge Mountain, Montana , 31 miles away, 2400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 70 runs
Bridger Bowl, Montana , 81 miles away, 2600 foot drop, 8 lifts, 71 runs
Showdown, Montana , 93 miles away, 1400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
 Hotels Near Stillwater River:
Super 8 Big Timber, Big Timber , 23 miles away
Super 8 Columbus, Columbus , 36 miles away
Comfort Inn Red Lodge, Red Lodge , 37 miles away
Yodeler Motel, Red Lodge , 37 miles away
Ute Bluff Lodge, South Fork , 50 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Stillwater River:
Castle Rock Fishing Access Site, Nye, 1 miles away
Moraine Fishing Access Site, Nye, 1 miles away
Buffalo Jump Fishing Access Site, Nye, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Stillwater River:
Bozeman Trail, Sweet Grass , 10 miles away
Black Butte Trail, Sweet Grass , 11 miles away
Lodgepole Trail, Sweet Grass , 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near Stillwater River:
Yellowstone National Park, Yellowstone National Park - WY , 69 miles away
Greycliff Prairie Dog Town State Park, Montana , 15 miles away
Natural Bridge State Park, Montana , 31 miles away
Cooney Reservoir State Park, Montana , 37 miles away

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