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

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Middle Fork - West Glacier to Blankenship Bridge Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Flathead River

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Middle Fork - West Glacier to Blankenship Bridge Info
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Put In:  West Glacier
Take Out:  Blankenship Bridge
Difficulty:  Class II
Gradient:  8 ft/mi
Run Length:  6 miles
Current Streamflow:  1010 cfs @ 12/14/2016 10:45 AM - M F Flathead River near West Glacier MT, reading taken from USGS
Flow Information (phone):  USGS 406-387-5243; flow near West Glacier.
Good Level:  1,000-8,000 cfs
Season Comments:  May, June, July, August
Permit:  None presently required.
Character/Similar To:  Magnificent run with excellent scenery. Offers a pleasant float with one small rapid. Once peak snowmelt is over, flows drop quickly.
Hazards:  Possible log hazards, high water, hypothermia and grizzlies.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
Land Ownership:  Mostly private
Wilderness:  No
Camping on River:  Limited and scattered sites.
Location:  In the Rocky Mtn Region (MT), 216 miles Northwest of Helena
Shuttle Logistics: 

Put-in: West Glacier access is about a mile off US 2; follow signs toward Glacier View Golf Course, then drive around the east side of the course to the river.

Take-out: To reach Blanketship Bridge turn off US 2 between West Glacier and Hungry Horse and drive west 3 to 4 miles.

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