Missoula Town Run


The Clark Fork runs right through the heart of Missoula, MT.  This stretch is mainly class II but is notable for the whitewater park next to Caras Park.  This park contains Brennan's Wave which is playable at most all levels.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Clark Fork River are between a bare minimum of 600cfs and a high of 40,000cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 12334550, the Clark Fork At Turah Bridge Nr Bonner Mt Remember only watercraft are permitted at Missoula Town Run.

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Whitewater Rapids

Obstacles on the river run
Brennan's Wave
Class III- to III+

Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Bitterroot River Near Missoula Mt
USGS 12352500
2,750 cfs 4.8 ft
Clark Fork Above Missoula Mt
USGS 12340500
4,560 cfs 4.4 ft
Middle Fork Rock Cr Nr Philipsburg Mt
USGS 12332000
126 cfs 1.9 ft
Blackfoot River Near Bonner Mt
USGS 12340000
2,580 cfs 4.1 ft
Flint Creek Near Southern Cross Mt
USGS 12325500
35 cfs 0.9 ft
Clark Fork Below Missoula Mt
USGS 12353000
6,830 cfs 3.6 ft
South Fork Jocko River Near Arlee Mt
USGS 12381400
65 cfs 1.7 ft
Rock Creek Near Clinton Mt
USGS 12334510
655 cfs 5.7 ft
Clark Fork Near Drummond Mt
USGS 12331800
957 cfs 3.8 ft
Mission Cr Ab Reservoir Nr St Ignatius Mt
USGS 12377150
13 cfs 1.8 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Noisy Basin
SNOTEL 664
95" 0"
Bisson Creek
SNOTEL 346
16" -4"
Peterson Meadows
SNOTEL 930
29" 1"
Daly Creek
SNOTEL 433
18" -1"
Black Pine
SNOTEL 349
28" 0"
Sleeping Woman
SNOTEL 783
40" 3"
Calvert Creek
SNOTEL 381
5" -1"
Nez Perce Camp
SNOTEL 662
46" 0"
Saddle Mtn.
SNOTEL 727
63" 0"
Stuart Mountain
SNOTEL 901
79" 0"
Twelvemile Creek
SNOTEL 835
41" 2"
Combination
SNOTEL 410
6" 0"
Moss Peak
SNOTEL 646
84" 0"
Twin Lakes
SNOTEL 836
91" 4"
Blacktail Mtn
SNOTEL 1144
22" 0"
N Fk Elk Creek
SNOTEL 657
32" 0"
Skalkaho Summit
SNOTEL 760
54" 2"