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Smith River Float Permit Results are Now Available

Montana State Parks

Tue Feb 28 09:57:00 MST 2012

(Helena, MT) - Montana State Parks ( is announcing to the public that the lottery drawing results are available online for Smith River State Park float permits.

To view the results, go to the FWP licensing system:, click on “check your drawing status” at the bottom or go to and click on “Buy a License”. Permit winners will also be notified by mail.

This year saw a record number of applicants with 6, 156 people applying, more than in any year since the lottery drawing system went into effect in 1993. 76% of applicants were residents while 24% were non-residents. There will be 1,061 permits given out this year, with 77% going to residents and 23% to non-residents.

Applicants who are not successful in the regular lottery can still apply online to be the “Super Permit” winner. This lucky recipient will be eligible to launch on any date of their choosing. The cost is $5 per chance to enter and participants may purchase an unlimited number of chances. The Super Permit deadline is March 15 and the winner will be notified on March 19.

Chances for the “Super Permit” can only be purchased online through the FWP licensing system at:
Revenue from the sale of the “Super Permit” chances will be used for the protection and enhancement of the Smith River corridor.

The Smith River State Park and River Corridor is a 59-mile section of river between Camp Baker and Eden Bridge south of Great Falls, known for its spectacular scenery and amazing trout fishing. For more information visit

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