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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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Woodbine Whitewater Kayaking Trip on the Stillwater River



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Woodbine Info
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Put In:  Woodbine Campground
Take Out:  Below Chrome Mine
Difficulty:  Class V
Gradient:  77 fpm
Run Length:  3.5 miles
Good Level:  1000-3500 cfs
Streamflow Comments: 
Season Comments:  May, June, July
Primary Season: 
Permit: 
Camping on River:  Yes, at the put-in.
Location:  In the Rocky Mtn Region (MT), of
Shuttle Logistics: 

To get to the put-in from Big Timber:

1. Head southeast on Harris St toward E 5th Ave
220 ft
2. Take the 1st left onto E 5th Ave
0.4 mi
3. Turn right
1.8 mi
4. Turn left to merge onto I-90 E toward Billings
37.7 mi
5. Take exit 408 for State Route 78 toward Columbus
0.3 mi
6. Turn right at MT-78 S/State Route 78 S
0.7 mi
7. Turn right at E Pike Ave
0.2 mi
8. Take the 1st left onto MT-78 S/Pratten St
16.7 mi
9. Turn right at Co Rd 419/Nye Rd/Slims Ln
28.2 mi
10. Slight left
0.2 mi
11. Turn right
82 ft
12. Turn right
0.1 mi
13. Turn left
243 ft

To get to the take-out:

Head back down river about four miles to the fishing access past Chrome Mine. 


Woodbine on the Stillwater River

To put in, hike upstream as far as you want or put in at the campground.   "Aqua Velva" is upstream.  It is one of the most demanding drops and one of the best.   Woodbine Rapids start as the river drops into the canyon.  When a big rock appears in the middle of the river, scout right.  The river continues with some class IV+ for about 3/4 of a mile.  Chrome Mine Chute is the next big one; it can be scouted from the road on the way up.  Take out about a 1/4 mile past the mine at the fishing access. 


Last Edited by josho on 5/25/2011
 



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