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Great Northern Whitewater Resort/Glacier River School
Located in:
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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Lower Kootenai Kayak & Canoe Touring on the Kootenai River



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Lower Kootenai Info
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Put In:  Troy Bridge
Take Out:  Porthill, Idaho
Difficulty:  Class I
Run Length:  60 miles
Good Level:  7500-11000 cfs
Streamflow Comments: 

Flows are dam controlled and erratic. Summer flows tend to be more stable.

Season Comments:  April, May, June, July, August, September, October
Primary Season: 
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft,canoe,touring
Camping on River:  Campsites exist at various points along the river. The first is the Yaak River Campground at the confluence of the Yaak River.
Location:  In the Rocky Mtn Region (ID,MT), of
Shuttle Logistics: 

Put in at the Troy bridge. Take Hwy 95 to Hwy 2 to Hwy 1 up to Porthill.


Lower Kootenai on the Kootenai River

The run is fairly flat with some large waves here and there. Notable are the waves at the confluence of the Yaak.


Last Edited by josho on 5/12/2011
 



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