Floaters interested in applying for a Smith River permit have a few short weeks to get their applications in to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. An annual permit issued through a lottery is required to float the 59-mile section of river between Camp Baker and Eden Bridge.
Applicants can apply for a Smith River permit online through FWP’s automated licensing system, use a paper application available at fwp.mt.gov , or apply in person at any FWP regional office.
All applications must be postmarked or submitted no later than Feb. 15.
This year several changes in the application process go into effect.
For more on Smith River State Park and River Corridor, go to fwp.mt.gov, or call 406-454-5840.