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New boating regulations go into effect in Region 2

Changes to the boating regulations for the Bitterroot, Blackfoot and Clark Fork Rivers near Missoula go into effect November 26, 2011. Please view this map which describes the regulations. [Map 297 KB]

Know the Laws!

It is your responsibility to know and follow established rules and regulations. The following is a summary of those rules. In addition to state boating laws, local government and federal agency regulations may apply to boating activities in some areas. Contact the county sheriffs office or the federal agency for the area where you will be boating to find out if any additional regulations are in effect.