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Upper Missouri Kayak & Canoe Touring on the Missouri River

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Upper Missouri Info
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Put In:  Fort Benton
Take Out:  Robinson Bridge
Difficulty:  Class I +
Gradient:  2.5 ft/mi
Run Length:  149 miles; longer and shorter trips possible.
Flow Information (phone):  Contact the BLM in Lewiston.
Good Level:  Runnable at all flows.
Season Comments:  May, June, July, August, September
Permit:  None presently required. Self-register at the put-in.
Hazards:  Isolation, sudden storms, rattlesnakes, cables and ferries.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
Land Ownership:  Mostly private first 50 miles; mostly public thereafter.
Wilderness:  Mostly
Location:  In the Rocky Mtn Region (MT), 131 miles Northeast of Helena
Shuttle Logistics: 

Put-in: Fort Benton is about 40 miles northeast of Great Falls, Montana, on US 87. A popular alternate put-in at Coal Banks Landing is 40 miles further downstream near Virgelle.

Take-out: Robinson Bridge can be reached two ways: The southern route runs through Lewiston, Montana, via Montana 80, US 87, and US 191. The northern route runs through Havre, Montana, via US 87, US 2, Montana 66, and US 191.

Towns near Upper Missouri Kayaking

Big Sky Montana
Butte Montana
Fort Benton Montana
Glendive Montana
Great Falls Montana
Havre Montana
Helena Montana
Montana City Montana
Shelby Montana
Three Forks Montana
West Yellowstone Montana

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