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Missouri River

Helena, MT
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Ranked #8 of 19 Attractions in Helena
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Fishing
Description: The Missouri River and the dams that form major lakes in the area provide great fishing opportunities.
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English first
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We drove up north about 20 miles from Helena and took the Gates of the Mountains boat ride Saturday afternoon. Our guide was a transplant from Louisiana who has immersed himself in the history and flora and fauna of this unique area. It was cool and fun on the boat, thanks to the personable skipper and the views of the... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I took my husband on the boat ride at Gates of the Mountains. The guide was great and we saw a lot of birds of prey - eagles, hawks and ospreys. We saw cave paintings and got out to take a walk. Everything was delightful. There was drinking water available for those who forgot theirs. I never get tired of... More

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Great Falls, Montana
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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Clear, clean water, lots of fish and fun! Put in your raft, kayak, boat, inner tube or anything that floats..... below Holter Dam and take out wherever you wish! Enjoy the sun, friendly people along the way! Wonderful memories!

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Los Angeles, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Enjoyed seeing the headwaters of the Missouri River and the Gate of the Mountain. We were able to spot river otters and enjoyed their antics.

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415 reviews 415 reviews
263 attraction reviews
246 helpful votes 246 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The river in Montana is really great. We enjoyed the river through our journey and also stopped at various places on the way to enjoy the flow and the sound of beautifully flowing quiet river. We also saw the dams and the beautiful river. The river, the mountains and beautifully grown trees are real wonderful for travelers and nature lovers.... More

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Monroe, Oregon
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140 reviews 140 reviews
25 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

The Missouri River in Montana is really breathtaking. Between the history of Lewis and Clark and the majesty of the Gates of the Mountains, The River has amazing caves and a flurry of wildlife on both sides. I saw a small black bear come down during my short visit. I will definitely be back to camp sometime soon.

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Helena, Montana
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

This review is for fishing and floating on the blue-ribbon section of the Missouri downstream of Holter dam. This is a world class fishery for large and energetic rainbow and brown trout. The flow is controlled by three dams upstream so the top two miles are always crystal clear. If the Little Prickley Pear Creek and Dearborn river are in... More

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Whitefish, Montana
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99 reviews 99 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We spent the day on the Missouri floating from Dearborn to Prewett Creek. A long day, but really great fishing! Big browns and rainbows. This section did not have any where near the number of boats as you will see in the section from Holter Dam to Craig. If you are going to be in the Helena or Great Falls... More

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Beverly Hills, Michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Not just the MIssouri River, but all in MT. However boating the MIssouri and going through the "Gate of the Mountains" is a must do adventure. Tour guide Steve, is a great story teller and the education you will gain is worth the little $ amount you will spend. TAKE THE ENTIRE FAMILY.

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Corte Madera, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

If you are planning a fly fishing trip on the Missouri River and want an awesome experience with a local guide, request Russell Dobrzynski, a local fly fishing guide who works for several outfitters in Craig, Montana. Not only is Russell an avid outdoorsman, he's also an expert fly fishing guide. Russell is enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the rivers in... More

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