Boulder - 2. Speculator Creek to Chippy Park Campground

Boulder, Montana, US


2. Speculator Creek to Chippy Park Campground

Usual Difficulty III-IV (for normal flows)
Length 5 Miles


Photo of Scott Abla by Matt Wilson

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Boulder River at Big Timber MT
usgs-06200000 3.00 - 7.00 ft III-IV 00h37m 2.42 ft (too low)

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2009-12-11 18:21:32


Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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June 10 2013 (1987 days ago)
We ran this stretch on 6-8 and had a great time. There was a decent amount of wood and several of
the islands had channel wide wood that could be very bad. We scouted river right at one island with
a massive amount of wood pinned on the upstream side. This had bad wood on the left channel and one
large log just under the surface on the left side of the right channel. There are clean lines but
be aware. At these flows I felt the whitewater was III+ but many CL III paddlers would find the
very long long rapids to be quite a handful. Additionally many CL III paddlers will not have the
river awareness to deal with and anticipate wood problems. A skilled crew could route an ambitious
CL III paddler with a cool head down, but a beginner crew stepping it up might have a rough time

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