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Whitewater River Run

Montana Flathead, Middle Fork

Essex To Moccasin Creek

Class II+ Difficulty


79°, Mostly Sunny

The Essex to Moccasin Creek river run in Montana is a scenic and enjoyable float trip. It is a Class I-II section with occasional Class III rapids. The best time to float is in late spring or early summer when the CFS is around 1,500-2,500. There are a few obstacles such as log jams and shallow sections, but they are easily navigable. The river run is suitable for beginner to intermediate paddlers and offers stunning views of the surrounding wilderness. Overall, it is a great choice for a relaxing day on the water.

Weather today, Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Light and variable wind.

Status Runnable
Class Level II+
Elevation 3,586 ft
Run Length 26.0 Mi
Gradient 20 FPM
Streamflow Discharge 5990 cfs
Gauge Height 8.8 ft
Reporting Streamgage S F Flathead R Ab Twin C Nr Hungry Horse Mt
USGS 12359800

Nearby Streamflow Levels

Gauge Streamflow Stage
St. Mary Canal At St. Mary Crossing Near Babb Mt
USGS 05018500
604 cfs 7.6 ft
Swiftcurrent Cr Ab Swiftcurrent Lk At Many Glacier
USGS 05014300
113 cfs 1.8 ft
Swiftcurrent Creek At Many Glacier Mt
USGS 05014500
587 cfs 3.1 ft
N F Milk River Ab St Mary Ca Nr Browning Mt
USGS 06133500
8 cfs 1.6 ft
St. Mary Canal At Intake Near Babb Mt
USGS 05018000
617 cfs 7.6 ft
S F Flathead R Ab Twin C Nr Hungry Horse Mt
USGS 12359800
6,300 cfs 9.0 ft
St. Mary River Near Babb Mt
USGS 05017500
2,230 cfs 4.3 ft
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