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Missouri River

Helena, MT
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Ranked #11 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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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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Bengaluru
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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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21 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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7 attraction reviews
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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
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13 helpful votes 13 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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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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Monument, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Float trip with guide. Covered about 6 miles of water. Lots and lots of other drift boats, shore anglers and joy ride rafters. Caught a few average rainbows. Friendly, informative guide but fishing quality only average. Outdoor experience poor.

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Huntsville, TX
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Didn't love this. Scenery was not that amazing, and the lengthy time spent retelling the story about the sad tragedy of the firefighters was really disheartening. We did get to see an osprey and an eagle so that was cool.

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Helena, Montana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

It depends on which part. If the Gates of the Mountains (Holter Lake) it is beautiful. If along the Interstate it's only ok.

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