With Glacier National Park and the Bob Marshall Wilderness areas as the backdrop, the north and middle fork of the Flathead River offer thrilling Whitefish white water.
Where should I go whitewater rafting in Whitefish?
Middle Fork of the Flathead River
Hugging the southern border of Glacier National Park, the Middle Fork offers spectacular scenery, and a world-class rafting experience. Most guided tours travel 15 to 20 miles and take about 3 to 5 hours. The water moves quickly, so don’t expect to sit in your raft and watch the scenery go by.
Rapids vary from class II-to-IV, with the most outfitters choosing to raft the stretch between Moccassin Creek and West Glacier. There is a class IV section of rapids known as ‘Jaws”.
North Fork of the Flathead River
If you are looking for a calmer day of floating, check out the North Fork. Originating in Canada, 47 miles north of the US border, the North Fork outlines Glaciers western border and does not allow motor boats.
Known for its mild current, the North Fork travels through very remote wilderness areas, only passing through one small town. It makes for family-friendly rafting, as well as good fishing.
I am looking for a guide. Where should I go?
Several large Whitefish whitewater rafting outfitters are located in West Glacier, just outside the park along Highway 2