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

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Prospect Creek Whitewater Kayaking Trip on the Clark Fork River



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Prospect Creek Info
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Put In:  Prospect Creek Road Bridge
Take Out:  Three Miles Downstream
Difficulty:  Class IV + 400 cfs , Class V 800-1200 cfs
Gradient:  120 fpm
Run Length:  3 miles
Current Streamflow:  95 cfs @ 12/14/2016 11:15 AM - Prospect Creek at Thompson Falls MT, reading taken from USGS
Good Level:  400-1200 cfs
Streamflow Comments: 
Season Comments:  April, May, June
Primary Season: 
Permit: 
Location:  In the Rocky Mtn Region (MT), of
Shuttle Logistics: 

To get to the put-in from Thompson Falls:

1. Head east on W Haley Ave toward N Cedar St
154 ft
2. Take the 1st right onto N Cedar St
0.2 mi
3. Turn left at W Preston Ave
0.2 mi
4. Turn right toward MT-200 W/W Main St
0.1 mi
5. Take the 1st right onto MT-200 W/W Main St
2.0 mi
6. Turn left at Prospect Creek Rd

Continue for a few miles to where the road meets the river at the bottom of a hill.  Put in at the bridge.

To get to the take-out from Thompson Falls:

1. Head east on W Haley Ave toward N Cedar St
154 ft
2. Take the 1st right onto N Cedar St
0.2 mi
3. Turn left at W Preston Ave
0.2 mi
4. Turn right toward MT-200 W/W Main St
0.1 mi
5. Take the 1st right onto MT-200 W/W Main St
2.0 mi
6. Turn left at Prospect Creek Rd
1.5 mi
7. Turn left at Cherry Creek Rd
1.0 mi

Drive across the bridge and take the first gravel road on the left.  Follow the road to the creek. 


Prospect Creek on the Clark Fork River

This run starts out with class II log-jammy water before it dumps into a canyon.  At the horizon line get out and scout the half-mile of bouldery class V madness.  After a breather comes a good class IV drop.  A gorge of class III-IV lead into a couple of big class IV+ drops near the end.  Scout the last section for wood before you put in. 


Last Edited by josho on 5/23/2011
 



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