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West Glacier, MT

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Gold Creek Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Clark Fork River

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Gold Creek Info
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Put In:  Gold Creek Road Bridge
Take Out:  Johnsrud Boat Launch
Difficulty:  Class III 200 cfs , Class IV 350-500 cfs , Portage 5
Gradient:  40 fpm
Run Length:  7 miles
Good Level:  200-500 cfs
Streamflow Comments: 
Season Comments:  May, June
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Location:  In the Rocky Mtn Region (MT), of
Shuttle Logistics: 

To get to the take-out from Bonner:

1. Head northeast on MT-200 E toward Garnet Ave
10.5 mi
Take a left at the Johnsrud fishing exit and head to the boat launch.

To get to the put-in from Bonner:

1. Head northeast on MT-200 E toward Garnet Ave
8.6 mi
2. Turn left at Gold Creek Rd
Drive up eight miles to the bridge. 


Gold Creek on the Clark Fork River

After the put-in, the first half-mile is a busy class III leading into the biggest drop on the run, Gouge.  Scout left and watch for wood.  Next, come some smaller drops until the gradient slows down.  The water slows for three miles.  After the last log jam, it picks up into some man-made drops that lead into a class IV rapid.  More man-made drops follow with a strainer that should be portaged left. 

Last Edited by josho on 5/23/2011

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