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
Missouri River At Cascade Mt
USGS 06074000
3,930 cfs 6.8 ft
Belt Creek Near Monarch Mt
USGS 06090500
37 cfs 2.2 ft
Muddy Creek At Vaughn Mt
USGS 06088500
32 cfs 2.5 ft
Missouri River Near Ulm Mt
USGS 06078200
4,020 cfs 3.5 ft
Smith River Near Ft Logan Mt
USGS 06076690
55 cfs 2.8 ft
Missouri River Near Great Falls Mt
USGS 06090300
4,720 cfs 3.1 ft
Missouri River At Toston Mt
USGS 06054500
3,790 cfs 4.4 ft
Sun River Near Vaughn Mt
USGS 06089000
320 cfs 2.1 ft
Smith River Bl Eagle Cr Nr Fort Logan Mt
USGS 06077200
132 cfs 3.2 ft
Smith River Near Eden Mt
USGS 06077500
158 cfs 3.1 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Spur Park
SNOTEL 781
69" -2"
Elk Peak
SNOTEL 1106
47" -2"
Lick Creek
SNOTEL 578
35" 0"
Onion Park
SNOTEL 1008
35" 0"
Pickfoot Creek
SNOTEL 690
21" -1"
Stringer Creek
SNOTEL 1009
32" 0"
Boulder Mountain
SNOTEL 360
57" -2"
Sacajawea
SNOTEL 929
28" 0"
Brackett Creek
SNOTEL 365
52" 0"
Deadman Creek
SNOTEL 437
21" -2"

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 55.2cfs 58.9 Mi II to II+