Judith - Danvers Bridge to Anderson Bridge


Judith, Montana, US

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Danvers Bridge to Anderson Bridge

Usual Difficulty I (for normal flows)
Length 45 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Judith River nr mouth, nr Winifred MT
usgs-06114700 2.40 - 7.00 ft I 00h34m 7.12 ft (too high)


River Description

This is a fun two or three day float. No white water. It is remote. Once you get started you aren't getting out until the bridge near Winifred, a few miles above the Missouri. Lots of shale breaks.  Cottonwood bottoms. Willows. Elk deer bear and the occasional rattlesnake.

No white water. There are several barbed wire fences clear across the river. You can go under most of them. Occasionally over top. Good fishing at the lower end of Warm Springs Creek a few miles below Denton. For rainbow trout and smallmouth bass.   pittendrigh (March 2015)

Class rating from MT DFWP water_char field in rec.db


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2015-03-02 16:16:02

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User Comments

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March 2 2015 (1180 days ago)
pittendrigh (157191)
This is a fun two or three day float. No white water. It is remote. Once you get started you aren't
getting out until the bridge near Winifred, a few miles above the Missouri. Lots of shale breaks.
Cottonwood bottoms. Willows. Elk deer bear and the occasional rattlesnake. No white water. There
are several barbed wire fences clear across the river. You can go under most of them. Occasionally
over top. Good fishing at the lower end of Warm Springs Creek a few miles below Denton. For rainbow
trout and smallmouth bass. The Putin -- Is it named Anderson Bridge? I don't know. It's on highway
81 East of Denton. There is no public put in that I know of. The land surrounding the highway 81
bridge is all private. The last time I drifted the river the land owner was happy to let us use his
farm road to back a drift boat trailer to the river. There is a takeout on a gravel road (and rusty
bridge) about two days downstream, a few miles West of Winifred Montana. The Missouri River is only
a few miles past the Winifred bridge. But the Missouri takeout is yet another mile or two
downstream on the Misso uri, at Judith Landing on highway 236. It's a two day float from Denton to
Winifred. Another half day from Winifred to Judith Landing. Some of this drift is very wild. But
about half way down there are some farm roads and hunting cabins. Wild again from Winifred down.
Final note: remote as it is most but not all of the land surrounding the river is privately owned.
There is a fair amount of State owned land and BLM land here and there along the river. BLM maps
are the best way to know where it is legal to stop and camp. It's not likely any one will ever know
you are down there. But if you want to camp legally BLM maps are the way to go. There is a lot of
trophy mule deer hunting up at the edges of the breaks, above the river, where giant mule deer hang
out on the edges of the grain fields. Those ranchers lease their private land out to hunting
outfitters, whose customers tend to chase those big deer down to edges of the river during hunting
season. So, during hunting season, if you do camp on private land--that is the one time of year
when someone is likely to notice.


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