Camp Baker To Eden Bridge


The Smith River is unique to Montana in 2 ways.  First it is the only permitted river currently in Montana and second it runs for 59 miles without any kind of vehicle access.  The Smith is one of the best multi-day floats in the western US.  Not because of the whitewater but because of the fishing, solitude and scenery.  Pulling a permit is tough since only 9 parties launch a day.  If you have kids, this is a great trip to introduce them to multi-day river trips.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Smith River are between a bare minimum of 300cfs and a high of 2,000cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 06076690, the Smith River Near Ft Logan Mt Remember only watercraft are permitted at Camp Baker to Eden Bridge.

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Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Muddy Creek At Vaughn Mt
USGS 06088500
97 cfs 3.4 ft
Smith River Near Ft Logan Mt
USGS 06076690
44 cfs 2.6 ft
Missouri River At Cascade Mt
USGS 06074000
2,680 cfs 6.5 ft
Missouri River At Toston Mt
USGS 06054500
1,510 cfs 2.9 ft
Missouri River Near Great Falls Mt
USGS 06090300
3,450 cfs 2.7 ft
Belt Creek Near Monarch Mt
USGS 06090500
21 cfs 2.0 ft
Missouri River Near Ulm Mt
USGS 06078200
3,010 cfs 2.5 ft
Smith River Near Eden Mt
USGS 06077500
39 cfs 2.5 ft
Sun River Near Vaughn Mt
USGS 06089000
359 cfs 2.3 ft
Smith River Bl Eagle Cr Nr Fort Logan Mt
USGS 06077200
58 cfs 2.8 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Pickfoot Creek
SNOTEL 690
1" 0"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Gipsy Lake 5 6,358 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Camp Baker to Eden Bridge 44.0cfs 58.9 Mi II to II+