The South Fork offers a super low volume class II/III float through a scenic valley. Put in and take out listed are rough, drive up the valley and pick your run. There is great camping along the creek and hiking in the area, and plenty of large wildlife to keep you preoccupied while paddling around blind corners lined with willows. Like most streams in Montana, there is wood in the creek, but as of 2012 there were very few portages.
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In a big win for rivers, the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest released their new Forest Plan this month. The Forest includes the classic Multi-day section of the Smith River, the headwaters of the Blackfoot River, and the rugged and beautiful Rocky Mountain Front region of Montana. The new Forest Plan offers interim protection for 360 miles of incredible rivers by finding them eligible for Wild and Scenic designation – triple the river miles protected under the old plan. A full 250 of the protected river miles are on whitewater rivers. American Whitewater and the paddling community has offered support for this decision since at least 2014, and the Forest Service has done a great job.
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