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Montana whitewater, Rock Creek

Missoula county, Middle and West Fork confluence to Clark Fork River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     50 miles
  The Middle and West Fork confluence to Clark Fork River stretch of Rock Creek in Montana is 50 miles long and is a class II-III section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often easier than in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short
    distance then no problem and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. Now this is a pretty long section, perfect for a real wilderness adventure.
The nature scenery of Montana and the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, in this general area you won't find many other paddling rivers. A good workout and spending some quality time in nature have people coming from far and near. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the Middle and West Fork confluence to Clark Fork  
River stretch is one of them.

Briefly about the general area:
Have a delightful hiking adventure along the Ranch Creek Trail; naturally, A visit to Cub Gulch is always fun. While you're here at Rock Creek you can take a hike along the Sandstone Ridge Trail, and Beavertail Hill State Park is worth going to. This river has so much to offer. Not much rain falls here at Rock Creek. May is the wettest month with most rain; October is when it's the driest. At Rock Creek all through the warmest time of the year highs are in the 80's. When the night sets in temperatures sink down into the 50's.

Rock Creek, Middle and West Fork confluence to Clark Fork River 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 Rock Creek.
 Whitewater Near Rock Creek:
Rock Creek, Missoula County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 50 miles long (Middle and West Fork confluence to Clark Fork River)
Whitewater Outfitter - Blackfoot River Rentals, Missoula County, 24 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - 10 000 Waves Raft & Kayak Adventures, Missoula County, 28 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Montana River Guides, Ravalli County, 29 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Rock Creek:
Discovery Ski, Montana , 27 miles away, 1670 foot drop, 6 lifts, 48 runs
Marshall Mountain, Montana , 30 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 3 lifts, 23 runs
Montana Snowbowl, Montana , 38 miles away, 2600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Lost Trail Powder Mountain, Montana , 44 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 8 lifts, 45 runs
Teton Pass, Montana , 88 miles away, 1010 foot drop, 2 lifts, 26 runs
Great Divide, Montana , 90 miles away, 1503 foot drop, 6 lifts, 140 runs
Blacktail Mountain, Montana , 91 miles away, 1440 foot drop, 4 lifts, 24 runs
 Hotels Near Rock Creek:
Comfort Inn University, Missoula , 32 miles away
Drummond Motel, Drummond , 33 miles away
DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel Missoula - Edgewater, Missoula , 33 miles away
Days Inn Missoula University, Missoula , 33 miles away
Holiday Inn MISSOULA DOWNTOWN, Missoula , 33 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Rock Creek:
Bighorn Campground, Granite County, 6 miles away
Stony Creek Campground, Granite County, 6 miles away
Grizzly Campground, Granite County, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Rock Creek:
Ranch Creek Trail, Granite , 0 miles away
Sandstone Ridge Trail, Granite , 2 miles away
Hogback Ridge Trail, Granite , 4 miles away
Grizzly Creek Trail, Granite , 4 miles away
Otters Hump Trail, Granite , 4 miles away
 Public Lands Near Rock Creek:
Beavertail Hill State Park, Montana , 12 miles away
Deerlodge National Forest, Montana , 19 miles away
Salmon Lake State Park, Montana , 31 miles away

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