Essex To Moccasin Creek

Another good scenic family float section of the middle fork.  This can be combined with parts of the upper or the John Stevens Canyon portion downstream.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Flathead, Middle Fork are between a bare minimum of 1,000cfs and a high of 9,000cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 12359800, the S F Flathead R Ab Twin C Nr Hungry Horse Mt Remember only watercraft are permitted at Essex to Moccasin Creek.

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Whitewater Rapids

Obstacles on the river run
Browns Hole Rapid
Class III- to III+

Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Swan River Near Bigfork Mt
USGS 12370000
1,610 cfs 3.5 ft
St. Mary Canal At St. Mary Crossing Near Babb Mt
USGS 05018500
600 cfs 7.5 ft
N F Flathead River Nr Columbia Falls Mt
USGS 12355500
7,820 cfs 5.8 ft
Flathead River At Columbia Falls Mt
USGS 12363000
24,100 cfs 9.6 ft
Cut Bank Creek Near Browning Mt
USGS 06098500
60 cfs ft
N F Milk River Ab St Mary Ca Nr Browning Mt
USGS 06133500
12 cfs 1.7 ft
Middle Fork Flathead River Nr West Glacier Mt
USGS 12358500
9,260 cfs 5.4 ft
South Crow Creek Near Ronan Mt
USGS 12375900
9 cfs 1.9 ft
Swiftcurrent Cr Ab Swiftcurrent Lk At Many Glacier
USGS 05014300
113 cfs 1.8 ft
Swiftcurrent Creek At Many Glacier Mt
USGS 05014500
365 cfs 2.6 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change