Flathead, South Fork - 1. Big Prairie to Mid Creek

Flathead, South Fork, Montana, US


1. Big Prairie to Mid Creek

Usual Difficulty II+ (for normal flows)
Length 31 Miles
Avg. Gradient 22 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
S F Flathead R ab Twin C nr Hungry Horse MT
usgs-12359800 5.00 - 15.00 ft II+ 81d00h39m 5.24 ft (running)
Flow range for best boatability uncertain. Please help your fellow boaters with a comment or report.

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.
StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2010-11-22 11:45:04

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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July 25 2014 (1641 days ago)
kbrichards (156706)
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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