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Great Northern Whitewater Resort/Glacier River School
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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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Tongue River Kayak & Canoe Touring on the Yellowstone River

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Tongue River Info
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Put In:  Twelve Mile Dam
Take Out:  Birney Bridge
Difficulty:  Class I
Run Length:  37 miles
Current Streamflow:  141 cfs @ 12/14/2016 10:30 AM - Tongue River at Tongue R Dam nr Decker MT, reading taken from USGS
Good Level:  150-1000 cfs
Streamflow Comments: 
Season Comments:  January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Primary Season: 
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft,canoe,touring
Camping on River:  Yes, near the put-in.
Location:  In the Rocky Mtn Region (MT), of
Shuttle Logistics: 

To get to the put-in from Birney:

1. Head southeast
0.1 mi
2. Turn left toward Tongue River Rd
1.4 mi
3. Turn right at Tongue River Rd
20.4 mi
4. Turn left at 4 Mile Creek Rd
0.5 mi
5. Turn right
0.2 mi
6. Turn left
10.7 mi
7. Turn left
0.5 mi
8. Turn right
0.2 m

To get to the take-out from Birney:

Head southeast on Hwy 4 to the bridge over the river.

Tongue River on the Yellowstone River

This river may be one of the most overlooked floatable rivers in Montana.  Easy paddling, great fishing, fine scenery and quiet solitude make this a great float.  The first ten miles below the dam flow through a canyon and are the most scenic.  Fish for smallmouth bass, walleye, northern pike, sauger, catfish and trout. 

Last Edited by josho on 5/25/2011

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