Two Medicine, South Fork - Canyon

Two Medicine, South Fork, Montana, US



Usual Difficulty III-IV (for normal flows)

Rocky Mountain Front Scenery

Rocky Mountain Front Scenery
Photo by Kevin Colburn taken 07/09/11 @ 1300 cfs

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Two Medicine River bl South Fork nr Browning MT
usgs-06091700 900 - 3500 cfs III-IV 10d14h03m 104 cfs (too low)

River Description

The South Fork of the Two Medicine River offers paddlers an extremely scenic trip through the Rocky Mountain Front.  At flows around 1300 the river is Class III or III+, with the highlights being a handful of bedrock ledge drops.  Higher flows would bump the difficulty up to at least Class IV, with the ledge holes packing some serious power.

Hike in on the Two Med-Heart Butte Trail No. 101 to reach the put in.  Take out on river-right at Heart Butte Cutt-off Road. 

Please respect the private property near the put-in and never block a road or gate.  A Blackfeet Tribal Conservation Permit is required to use the take-out.  These can be conveniently purchased at the gas station in East Glacier.  They are $10 per year.  Do not run his river without a conservation permit.   

Permit Information

Blackfeet Tribal Conservation Permit. $10 per year.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2011-07-14 18:27:47


Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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May 14 2017 (553 days ago)
twomed (158246)
Boating on the reservation is open as of 5/10/17. The zebra mussel inspection station is located
1/4 west of browning on highway 2. Please help protect our waters from invasive species. Also the
reservation could fine you up to 5000 dollars. Good run no wood as of 5/12/17.

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