The Clark Fork River runs through the heart of Missoula and offers many historical stories. This float tells the story of a river that from 1908 to 2008 was unable to be floated through due to the Milltown Dam. The dam created a large reservoir, power for mines and logging industries, and one of the largest US Superfund EPA sites in American History. Today the river has been reclaimed, allowing people to enjoy a float not had in over 100 years. Our guides have extensive knowledge regarding the history of the dam and are able to show you pictures of people recreating on the same banks many years ago.
There is much more than a historical element to this float. Animal lovers will enjoy seeing the Eagles, Osprey, Herons, ducks, geese and a variety of other birds. Deer, muskrat, beaver, moose, and elk are all possibilities to be seen along the banks. From the nature packed banks participants float into the heart of Missoula allowing for a beautiful view of town from a whole new perspective. This route floats over Brennan’s or Max Waves (depending on water depth and river usage) near Caras Park. Here the local and visiting surfer, kayakers, and tubers share the man-made waves. Although this is not a whitewater trip, there is a possibility of getting a bit wet so wear footwear that can get wet (not flip-flops)!
$380 per group up to 4 people–$65 per additional person.
Montana Wilderness Adventure Company
Missoula, MT 59808 • (406) 546-7592