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Fly fishing the Northfork of the Flathead River

Water Recreation

Northfork of the Flathead River


Paddle across water so clear you can watch the trout swimming below you. A stand-up paddleboard gives you a fun way to explore, while a multi-day canoe or kayak adventure offers unspoiled scenery that few will ever see. At the end of the day, relax by a campfire—or in a luxurious hotel near the shore.


Whitewater Rafting

Ride thrilling rapids on a heart-pounding whitewater adventure. With a savvy guide to supply the equipment and steer you along the route, you’ll just need to bring a waterproof camera to capture the memories.



Cast off, catch the wind, and sail across Flathead Lake. Delight your family with tubing or waterskiing at Canyon Ferry. Charter a skiff and a local fishing guide to show you the best spots on Fort Peck Lake. Wherever you choose to boat in Montana, you'll find pristine waters and plenty of adventure.


Extreme Water Sports

Surfing isn’t just for the ocean. Grab your board and wetsuit and head to one of the many scenic rivers in Montana to ride the waves. Or if you're feeling really adventurous, give flyboarding a try. Explore an unconventional water sport in Montana and feed your inner adrenaline junkie.


Rivers & Lakes


From gentle mountain streams to the Mighty Missouri, water flows across the state of Montana. Race through dramatic canyons on a whitewater adventure or meander along high plains on a scenic float trip.


Montana lakes and reservoirs are popular destination areas for boating, fishing, camping, swimming, windsurfing, waterskiing, wildlife viewing and just relaxing.

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Stop Aquatic Invasive Species

To protect Montana waters from aquatic invasive species, follow three simple steps: clean, drain, dry. 

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