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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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Monroe, Oregon
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98 reviews 98 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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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Monument, Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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
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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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Helena, Montana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

You can almost picture yourself there with Lewis and Clark when they were going through the narrow canyon. The Missouri is now damned but that allows for the tour. The walls of the canyon arise from the water edge and you can see lots of wild life.

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Austin, Texas, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

Go for the panoramic views, go for the fishing, go for the history, or just go because you need one experience like this in each lifetime. Delightfully wild and rugged and yet wonderfully accessible at the same time.

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