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Great Northern Whitewater Resort/Glacier River School
Located in:
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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Whitefish River Kayak & Canoe Touring on the Flathead River

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Whitefish River Info
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Put In:  City Beach
Take Out:  Lawrence Park
Difficulty:  Class I
Run Length:  26 miles
Good Level:  200-500 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
Location:  In the Rocky Mtn Region (MT), of
Shuttle Logistics: 

To get to the take-out from the put-in:

1. Head northeast on Lakeside Blvd toward Idaho Ave
459 ft
2. Continue onto Skyles Pl
0.4 mi
3. Turn right at Wisconsin Ave
0.3 mi
4. Continue onto Baker Ave
0.3 mi
5. Turn left at E 2nd St
0.1 mi
6. Take the 2nd right onto US-93 S/Spokane Ave
Continue to follow US-93 S
14.3 mi
7. Turn left at W Wyoming St
0.1 mi
8. Take the 3rd left onto N Main St
0.2 mi
9. Take the 2nd right
82 ft
10. Turn left at 1st Ave E N
0.3 mi

To get the put-in from Whitefish:

1. Head north on Baker Ave toward E 1st St
0.2 mi
2. Continue onto Wisconsin Ave
0.3 mi
3. Turn left at Skyles Pl
0.4 mi
4. Continue onto Lakeside Blvd
459 ft

Whitefish River on the Flathead River

This is a mellow and generally quiet run.  It is most noted for its annual lake-to-lake canoe race (Whitefish Lake to Flathead Lake). 

Last Edited by josho on 5/23/2011

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