Day Floats

Missoula is set right in the middle of-on-the water fun. The Clark Fork runs right through downtown with Brennan’s Wave the center of attraction. Downstream there’s the famous Alberton Gorge offering whitewater fun. Upstream is the Blackfoot river which offers all levels of fun and entertainment. South of Missoula the Bitterroot River is a beautiful scenic float, and don’t forget your fishing rod.

  • Clark Fork River: Brennan’s Wave

    0 Mi. Away

    Brennan's wave is located in Missoula, Montana on the Clark Fork River at Caras Park. This moderate play spot is… Difficulty: Medium

  • Clark Fork River: Sha-ron to McCormick Park

    3.6 Mi. Away

    An easy after work float, easy access and easy water. Be aware of a diversion dam at the head of… Difficulty: Easy

  • French Town Pond

    17.5 Mi. Away

    This five-acre, spring-fed lake has a maximum depth of about ten feet. A variety of fish-sunfish, bass and bullhead provide… Difficulty: Easy

  • Blackfoot River

    18.9 Mi. Away

    The Blackfoot River is one of the best floats in Montana. Combining excellent and diverse scenery with a wide variety… Difficulty: Medium

  • Blackfoot River: Whittaker Bridge to Johnsrud

    23.7 Mi. Away

    This stretch of river will take you through Thibodeau Falls, the Blackfoot's most popular rapids. This is also one of… Difficulty: Medium

  • Clark Fork River: Alberton Gorge

    37.5 Mi. Away

    The Clark Fork River's Alberton Gorge is the staple of boaters from Missoula and much of Western Montana - and… Difficulty: Hard

  • Clark Fork River: Alberton Gorge Triple Bridges

    38 Mi. Away

    Triple Bridges marks the beginning of the Lower Gorge. Triple Bridges Rapid offers a variety of playspots: a bottom right… Difficulty: Hard

  • Harpers Lake

    40.6 Mi. Away

    Two lakes- Harper North is a small pothole lake, Blanchard (South) is part of the Clearwater River. Harpers Lake Fishing… Difficulty: Easy

  • Canoe Trail: Clearwater River to Seeley Lake Ranger Station

    56.7 Mi. Away

    Clearwater River Canoe Trail is a 1 to 2 hour canoe trip that flows through a dense willow marsh on… Difficulty: Easy

  • Lochsa River, Idaho

    97.6 Mi. Away

    Kayakers and whitewater rafters run the Lochsa, generally between April and June. The "Lochsa River Floating Guide" lists more than… Difficulty: Expert