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Difficulty II+
Length 31 Miles
Gauge S F Flathead R ab Twin C nr Hungry Horse MT
Flow Range 5.00 - 15.00 FT
Flow Rate as of: 46 minutes ago 5.21 [FT] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 11/22/2010 11:45 am

River Description


Part of this reach is part of the Flathead River National Wild and Scenic River. See also the North Fork Flathead and the Middle Fork Flathead.

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Kim Richards
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5 years ago

Rafted the South Fork from the headwaters at the confluence of Young & Danaher Creeks to Mid Creek take out last week. Gage ranged from 7.7 ft to 7 ft. Floating was good at this height. Rapids, mostly below Black Bear Creek, were easily run.

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Draft Flathead River Management Plan Released for Comment (MT)

8/23/2019
Kevin Colburn

The Forest Service has released a Proposed Action which is essentially a partial draft management plan the forks of the Wild and Scenic Flathead River. The Proposed Action is available for public review and comment through September 13, 2019. The Forest Service proposed a number of management actions that would be triggered by encounter limits being reached, including new permit systems. We encourage Flathead River paddlers to give the agency some feedback on the encounter thresholds they propose, the proposed management actions, and the Proposed Action as a whole.

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Flathead River Tributaries Get Protection for Christmas (MT)

1/11/2019
Kevin Colburn

Wild rivers and their enthusiasts got some good news with the release of the new 15-20 year Forest plan for the Flathead National Forest. The decision newly protects 22 streams as eligible for Wild and Scenic designation, based in large part on the advocacy of American Whitewater and our awesome partners and members in Montana. These protections will serve as a vital steppingstone to the designation of some of our Nation’s most outstanding headwater streams. 

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Appeal Challenging Montana Navigability Is Denied

7/28/2003
Jason Robertson

On May 28 the U.S. Supreme Court denied an appeal by Mountain States Legal Foundation who filed a lawsuit in June 2001 alleging the 1985 Montana Stream Access Law violated their rights under the U.S. Constitution to regulate who floated over their land.

The decision thereby protects Montana's Stream access law and public rights of navigation throughout the State.

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River Recreationists Win Big in Montana!

1/9/2001
Jason Robertson

The Missoulian newspaper reported on January 5th, 2001 that U.S. District Judge Charles C. Lovell dismissed a case brought by the Mountain States Legal Foundation challenging public recreational rights on Montana’s rivers and streams. This is a huge win for boaters and fishermen!
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Matt Muir

Revisions

Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1190799 07/11/02 n/a n/a
1198739 11/22/10 Matt Muir Added takeout coords.