Fish Creek - N Fork Fish Creek to Clark Fork River


Fish Creek, Montana, US

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N Fork Fish Creek to Clark Fork River

Usual Difficulty I-III (for normal flows)
Length 2 Miles

Fish Creek above Forks


Fish Creek above Forks
Photo by Kevin Colburn taken 05/28/12 @ 500 cfs

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Prospect Creek at Thompson Falls MT
usgs-12390700 350 - 800 cfs I-III 00h34m ~ 236 cfs (too low)


River Description

Fish Creek offers three whitewater runs of varying difficulty.

From Clearwater Junction (confluence of the North and West Forks) to Forks (Confluence with the South Fork) Fish Creek is Class II/III at reasonable flows.  Expect 7 miles of nice scenery in a remote feeling valley with splashy waves and small holes.  Like on all small Montana rivers and streams, navigating this reach requires the proper skills and equipment to avoid strainers. 

From Forks to the junction of Upper and Lower Fish Creek roads expect an 8 mile Class II+ float at reasonable flows with the high likelihood of the occasional log or log-jam related portage.  This reach is closer to the road than the upstream reach and shorter runs are an option. 

From the junction of Upper and Lower Fish Creek roads to the Clark Fork, Fish Creek drops into a short whitewater canyon, that reportedly approaches Class IV at certain flows. 


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2012-05-29 22:02:59

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