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River Junction to Johnsrud Park Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Blackfoot River



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River Junction to Johnsrud Park Info
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Put In:  River Junction Campground
Take Out:  Johnsrud Park
Difficulty:  Class II +
Gradient:  16 ft/mi
Run Length:  38.5 miles; longer and shorter runs possible.
Flow Information (phone):  USGS 406-449-5263.
Good Level:  800-4,000 cfs
Season Comments:  May, June, July, August
Permit:  None presently required.
Character/Similar To:  As one of Montana's top whitewater canoe streams, the Blackfoot offers a variety of easy and intermediate rapids, outstanding forest scenery and excellent fishing.
Hazards:  Possible log hazards.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
Land Ownership:  Mostly private, much of which is open to the public.
Wilderness:  No
Camping on River:  Several riverside campgrounds.
Location:  In the Rocky Mtn Region (MT), 148 miles Northwest of Helena
Shuttle Logistics: 

Put-in: To reach the River Junction access, follow Hwy 200 east from I-90 about 40 miles, then turn south on a side road that crosses Scotty Brown Bridge. The road continues roughly 8 miles to the put-in. There are several alternate accesses, all of which are via Montana Hwy 200.

Take-out: Johnsrud Park is just north of the McNamara Bridge (Hwy 200) over the Blackfoot about 11 miles east of I-90. For alternate accesses contact the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, 3201 Spurgin Road, Missoula, MT 59801; 406-542-5500.



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