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

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South Fork - Big Prairie to Mid Creek Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Flathead River

South Fork - Big Prairie to Mid Creek Info
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Put In:  Big Prairie
Take Out:  Mid Creek
Difficulty:  Class II
Gradient:  22 ft/mi
Run Length:  31 miles
Flow Information (phone):  USGS 406-449-5263; near Spotted Bear River.
Good Level:  1,000-5,000 cfs
Season Comments:  May, June, July, August
Permit:  None presently required.
Character/Similar To:  The South Fork is a magnigicent wilderness river that flows through the heart of Bob Marshall Wilderness Area. This remote upper section provides an extremely pleasant float with little or no rapids.
Hazards:  Possible log hazards and grizzlies.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
Land Ownership:  National Forest
Wilderness:  Yes
Camping on River:  Good sites available.
Location:  In the Rocky Mtn Region (MT), 165 miles Northwest of Helena
Shuttle Logistics:  Put-in: Access to Big Prairie is by trails leading roughly 30 miles from Montana Hwy 83. Contact the Forest Service regarding pack services.

Take-out: Turn south off US 2 at Hungry Horse and follow a winding USFS road up the west side of Hungry Horse Reservoir. Continue past the reservoir and about a mile beyond an airstrip to the intersection with USFS Road 2826, bear right and drive about 12 miles to the Meadow Creek Trailhead, which is some 3 hiking miles from the Mid Creek Access.

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