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West Glacier, MT

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Yaak River Whitewater Kayaking Trip on the Kootenai River

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Yaak River Info
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Put In:  Yaak Falls Campground
Take Out:  Yaak River Campground
Difficulty:  Class IV
Gradient:  67 fpm
Run Length:  9 miles
Current Streamflow:  391 cfs @ 12/14/2016 10:45 AM - Yaak River near Troy MT, reading taken from USGS
Good Level:  2500-3500 cfs
Streamflow Comments: 

800-5000 cfs is fun.  The river floods at 7000 cfs. 

Season Comments:  May, June, July
Primary Season: 
Camping on River:  Yes, at the put-in and take-out.
Location:  In the Rocky Mtn Region (MT), of
Shuttle Logistics: 

To get to the put-in from Troy:

1. Head north on Yaak Ave toward 3rd St
72 ft
2. Take the 1st left onto 3rd St
0.3 mi
3. Turn right at US-2 W/E Missoula Ave
Continue to follow US-2 W
7.7 mi
4. Turn left
167 ft
5. Turn right
Destination will be on the left
0.2 mi

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

1. Head east
0.2 mi
2. Turn left toward US-2 W
167 ft
3. Turn left at US-2 W
2.6 mi
4. Turn right at Natl Forest Develop Road 508 Rd/Yaak River Rd/Yaak Valley-Libby Dam Rd
Destination will be on the right
6.3 mi

Put in below Yaak Falls.

Yaak River on the Kootenai River

After a couple of miles of class III, the river leads to Stone Chest, a powerful class IV rapid and the crux of the run.  Scout left.  The river mellows for about three miles then enters another gorge with a couple more good class IV drops which can be scouted from the left. 

Last Edited by josho on 5/25/2011

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