Rivers provide tremendous natural, recreational, and economic benefits to Missoula. They sustain life for fish and wildlife, while keeping us close to nature. Whether you are visiting for a day or are a lifelong resident, we all play a role in caring for Missoula?s rivers. Thank you for keeping the rivers healthy and safe for all. Click here to read more and to download your copy of the Downtown River Map.
It wouldn't be a trip to Missoula, or Montana, without a fishing adventure. We've all see the movie, A River Runs Through It, right? Fishing is absolutely central to this community.
Kayaking or canoeing, Missoula is a paradise for the river-sports enthusiast. In fact, Missoula and kayaking go so well together, we built waves to practice on in the heart of downtown.
Lakes near Missoula are great destination areas for water activities, camping and wildlife viewing.
Rafting in Missoula is a thrilling experience. If you like the idea of rafting but you could do without the rapids, not to worry. There are plenty of easy-living, floatable stretches on all three of our local rivers.
Missoula houses one of the only mountain surf shops in the country and thrill seeking ratchets up to a whole new level here as more and more people are choosing to chase the nonstop ride of a rushing river. Watch surfers conquer the water at Brennan's Wave near Caras Park.
Missoula seems to attract rivers like a fish to a fly, but we aren't complaining. If you're visiting Missoula during the warmer months, do like a local and head to the river to fish, float, tube, paddle board, kayak, swim or surf.
Stand up paddle boarding or SUPing for short, is a relaxing way to get out and enjoy Missoula's rivers.
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