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Great Northern Whitewater Resort/Glacier River School
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West Glacier, MT

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River/Guide school Great Northern Resort has a 36 year history of providing whitewater and fishing trips on the Flathead River in (more...)
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Big Hole River Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Big Hole River

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Big Hole River Info
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Put In:  Dewey FAS
Take Out:  Pumphouse FAS
Difficulty:  Class II
Gradient:  20 fpm
Run Length:  4 miles
Good Level:  1000-6000 cfs
Streamflow Comments: 
Season Comments:  May, June, July, August
Primary Season: 
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
Location:  In the Rocky Mtn Region (MT), of
Shuttle Logistics: 

To get to the put-in from the takeout:

1. Head southwest on Pumphouse Rd toward MT-43 W/Big Hole Rd
0.5 mi
2. Turn right at MT-43 W/Big Hole Rd
3.2 mi
3. Turn right at Dewey River Rd
220 f


To get to the take-out from Divide:

1. Head west on MT-43 W
1.7 mi
2. Turn right at Pump Station Rd
0.6 mi
3. Continue onto Pumphouse Rd
0.5 mi

Big Hole River on the Big Hole River

This is a mellow class II run with a few play spots which makes it a great spot for beginners.  This is also a popular fishing river, so be prepared for a lot of river traffic when the flies are hatching.  The run can also be extended in each direction, just be sure to portage the dam.

Last Edited by josho on 5/23/2011

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