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Montana whitewater, Stillwater River

Stillwater county, Whitebird to Fireman's Point section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III     4.5 miles
  The nature scenery of Montana and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water will make you feel great. If you're coming from Billings it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. This stretch has has enough mileage, it's perfect for a one day trip. The campgrounds here at Stillwater River are pretty good. Since you're on this site you are probably into
    whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way there are not so many other good rivers for that around here. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but you'd better reserve in advance because these
hotels fill up quick. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Montana tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so better not forget that rivers in this state are less demanding. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too. This section of Stillwater River is 4.5 miles long and is rated  
by American Whitewater as a class III section.

Briefly about the general area:
If you're visiting Stillwater River from Columbus, you won't be the only one. A spree to Stillwater River wouldn’t be complete without a tour to close by Cooney Reservoir State Park. Stillwater River is pretty dry mostly. May is the wettest month with most rain, and February meanwhile is the driest month. High temperatures at Stillwater River during the summertime are in the 80's. Throughout the dark hours of summer temperatures plunge down into the 50's. The winter comes with highs in the 30's, and throughout the dark hours in the wintertime at Stillwater River temperatures sink to the 10's.

Stillwater River, Whitebird to Fireman's Point 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:
Whitewater Outfitter - Absaroka River Adventures, Stillwater County, 8 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Rosebud Creek, Stillwater County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (East and West Fork Rosebud to Stillwater River)
Whitewater Outfitter - Adventure Whitewater, Carbon County, 20 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Stillwater River, Stillwater County, 22 miles away
      Class II - 17.7 miles long (Cliff Swallow to Whitebird)
Rock Creek, Carbon County, 24 miles away
      Class II-IV - 10 miles long (Lake Fork to Red Lodge)
Rosebud Creek - East, Carbon County, 28 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6 miles long (Lake to Sand Dunes Campground)
 Ski Areas Near Stillwater River:
Red Lodge Mountain, Montana , 19 miles away, 2400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 70 runs
 Hotels Near Stillwater River:
Super 8 Columbus, Columbus , 7 miles away
Comfort Inn Red Lodge, Red Lodge , 19 miles away
Yodeler Motel, Red Lodge , 20 miles away
Beartooth River Ranch, Belfry , 31 miles away
BEST WESTERN Yellowstone Crossing, Laurel , 40 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Stillwater River:
Whitebird Fishing Access Site, Columbus, 0 miles away
Swinging Bridge Fishing Access Site, Columbus, 1 miles away
Fireman's Point Fishing Access Site, Columbus, 4 miles away
 Public Lands Near Stillwater River:
Cooney Reservoir State Park, Montana , 10 miles away
Greycliff Prairie Dog Town State Park, Montana , 32 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Stillwater River:
Stillwater Golf & Recreation, Columbus , 7 miles away

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