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Montana whitewater, Missouri River

Great Falls section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II(V)     9 miles
  The natural beauty of Montana and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream will make you feel great. The starting location is a short drive from Great Falls, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. This stretch has has enough mileage, good for a one day paddling trip. The Great Falls stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system. Great exercise and spending some
    quality time in nature will have you coming back for more. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this is an area with not too many
other rivers for that. This section of Missouri River in Montana is 9 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II(V) section. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination.

Briefly about the general area:
Everybody loves Giant Springs State Park; if you're visiting from Floweree,
you won't be the only one. Missouri River gets very little precipitation. The month with most of the rain is May while February is the month with the least amount of precipitation. Summertime highs at Missouri River commonly tend to be in the 80's, and during the night it cools down to the 50's. High temperatures during the winter are normally in the 30's while the cold winter nights at Missouri River are in the 10's.

Missouri River, Great Falls 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 Missouri River.
 Whitewater Near Missouri River:
Missouri River, -blank- County, 3 miles away
      Class II(V) - 9 miles long (Great Falls)
Tenderfoot Creek, Meagher County, 28 miles away
      Class II - 11 miles long (South Fork Tenderfoot to Smith River)
 Ski Areas Near Missouri River:
Showdown, Montana , 46 miles away, 1400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Bridger Bowl, Montana , 83 miles away, 2600 foot drop, 8 lifts, 71 runs
Great Divide, Montana , 88 miles away, 1503 foot drop, 6 lifts, 140 runs
 Hotels Near Missouri River:
Great Falls Inn By Riversage, Great Falls , 7 miles away
Super 8 Great Falls MT, Great Falls , 9 miles away
Fairfield Inn Great Falls, Great Falls , 9 miles away
Comfort Inn Great Falls, Great Falls , 10 miles away
Greystone Inn, Great Falls , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Missouri River:
Gateway FamCamp - Malmstrom AFB, Malmstrom A F B, 4 miles away
Great Falls KOA Kampground, Great Falls, 5 miles away
Missouri Meadows Campground, Great Falls, 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Missouri River:
Giant Springs State Park, Montana , 4 miles away
Sluice Boxes State Park, Montana , 22 miles away
Ulm Pishkun State Park, Montana , 24 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Missouri River:
Eagle Falls Golf Club, Great Falls , 7 miles away
Anaconda Hills Golf Course, Black Eagle , 8 miles away
Meadow Lark Country Club, Great Falls , 11 miles away

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