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BEAR CREEK TO ESSEX

Whitewater River Run





Montana Flathead, Middle Fork

Bear Creek To Essex

Class II TO III+ Easy

445 CFS

Too Low
55°, Chance Rain And Patchy Fog

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Flathead, Middle Fork are between a bare minimum of 1,000cfs and a high of 10,000cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 12359800, the S F Flathead R Ab Twin C Nr Hungry Horse Mt Remember only watercraft are permitted at Bear Creek to Essex.

Status Too Low
Class Level II to III+
Elevation 3,586 ft
Run Length 4.7 Mi
Gradient 25 FPM
Streamflow Discharge 445 cfs
Gage Height 4.8 ft
Reporting Streamgage S F Flathead R Ab Twin C Nr Hungry Horse Mt
USGS 12359800

Nearby Snowpack and Water Data

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Flathead River Near Bigfork Mt
USGS 12369000
4,310 cfs ft
N F Milk River Ab St Mary Ca Nr Browning Mt
USGS 06133500
11 cfs 1.6 ft
St. Mary River Near Babb Mt
USGS 05017500
49 cfs 1.9 ft
Cut Bank Creek Near Browning Mt
USGS 06098500
60 cfs ft
Swiftcurrent Cr Ab Swiftcurrent Lk At Many Glacier
USGS 05014300
113 cfs 1.8 ft
S F Flathead R Ab Twin C Nr Hungry Horse Mt
USGS 12359800
445 cfs 4.8 ft
South Crow Creek Near Ronan Mt
USGS 12375900
9 cfs 1.9 ft
Swiftcurrent Creek At Many Glacier Mt
USGS 05014500
8 cfs 1.4 ft
N F Flathead River Nr Columbia Falls Mt
USGS 12355500
779 cfs 2.0 ft
Middle Fork Flathead River Nr West Glacier Mt
USGS 12358500
380 cfs 1.5 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
North Fork Jocko
SNOTEL 667
87" -6"
Flattop Mtn.
SNOTEL 482
75" 0"
N Fk Elk Creek
SNOTEL 657
35" -1"
Pike Creek
SNOTEL 693
7" 0"
Lubrecht Flume
SNOTEL 604
22" -1"
Moss Peak
SNOTEL 646
101" -2"
Noisy Basin
SNOTEL 664
92" -2"
Bisson Creek
SNOTEL 346
42" 1"
Badger Pass
SNOTEL 307
48" -2"
Kraft Creek
SNOTEL 562
36" -2"
Stuart Mountain
SNOTEL 901
72" -2"
Emery Creek
SNOTEL 469
30" -1"
Many Glacier
SNOTEL 613
19" -3"

Popular Destinations

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Peters Creek 6 3,595 ft
Devils Corkscrew 11 3,604 ft
Devil Creek 14 4,392 ft
Spotted Bear 13 3,734 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Moccasin Creek to West Glacier (John Stevens Canyon) 4310.0cfs 9.0 Mi II+ to III+
Schafer Meadows to Bear Creek (Upper) 4310.0cfs 26.0 Mi III+ to IV+
Bear Creek to Essex 445.0cfs 4.71 Mi II to III+
Essex to Moccasin Creek 1290.0cfs 26.0 Mi II+

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