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Montana whitewater, Beaverhead

Madison county, Clark Canyon Dam to Dillon section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-III     21 miles
  The Clark Canyon Dam to Dillon stretch of Beaverhead is 21 miles long and is a class I-III section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The put-in location is a short drive from Butte-Silver Bow, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The natural beauty of Madison County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water have people coming here. A good workout and just hanging out with mother nature have people
    coming from far and near. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the Clark Canyon Dam to Dillon stretch is one of them. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to
stay the night, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. This stretch is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so pack your sleeping bag. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Montana is often easier than elsewhere, so keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy.

Briefly about the general area:
A perfect site next to Beaverhead is Long Gulch. Summertime highs at Beaverhead commonly tend to be in the 80's with overnight lows in the 40's. High temperatures during the wintertime are normally in the 30's, and nighttime lows at Beaverhead through the wintertime usually plunge into the 0's. It is very dried up here at Beaverhead frequently. The month of May is the wettest with most of the rain; February is when it's the driest.

Beaverhead, Clark Canyon Dam to Dillon 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 Beaverhead.
 Whitewater Near Beaverhead:
Beaverhead, Madison County, 9 miles away
      Class I-III - 21 miles long (Clark Canyon Dam to Dillon)
 Ski Areas Near Beaverhead:
Discovery Ski, Montana , 65 miles away, 1670 foot drop, 6 lifts, 48 runs
Great Divide, Montana , 85 miles away, 1503 foot drop, 6 lifts, 140 runs
Lost Trail Powder Mountain, Montana , 88 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 8 lifts, 45 runs
Moonlight Basin, Montana , 91 miles away, 4166 foot drop, 7 lifts, 97 runs
Big Sky, Montana , 93 miles away, 4350 foot drop, 17 lifts, 150 runs
 Marinas Near Beaverhead:
Hunter's Beaverhead Marina and RV, Dillon , 10 miles away
 Hotels Near Beaverhead:
Comfort Inn Dillon, Dillon , 9 miles away
Super 8 Dillon, Dillon , 10 miles away
Best Western Paradise Inn, Dillon , 10 miles away
Clarion Inn Copper King Convention Center, Butte , 44 miles away
Copper King Hotel And Conventi, Butte , 44 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Beaverhead:
Barretts Park Campground, Beaverhead County, 3 miles away
Southside RV Park, Dillon, 8 miles away
Dillon KOA Kampground, Dillon, 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Beaverhead:
Bannack State Park, Montana , 17 miles away
Beaverhead Rock State Park, Montana , 24 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Beaverhead:
Sleepy Hollow Golf Course, Dillon , 16 miles away

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