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Boating in Montana

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Boating Regulations

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Boat Validation Decals

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Boating and Paddling Safety

Tips & Guidelines >
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Aquatic Invasive Species

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Boating Education

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Where to boat in Montana

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River Recreation

River Ethics

Follow these tips to help protect the river recreational experience and the resource,

Etiquette >
Blackfoot River

One of Montana’s most popular rivers for fishing, floating, camping, and swimming.

River Guide >
Smith River State Park

Experience a multi-day float trip on the Smith River if you are lucky enough to draw a permit.

Float info >
Lower Yellowstone River

Stretching downstream from the Bighorn River confluence is one of Montana's great recreational secrets.

River Guide >