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Whitewater River Run

Montana Flathead, North Fork

Polebridge To Big Creek

Class II TO III- Difficulty


76°, Sunny

The Polebridge to Big Creek river run in Montana is a 13-mile stretch of the North Fork Flathead River. This run features technical rapids, tight turns, and beautiful scenery. The river is rated as class II-III, making it suitable for intermediate paddlers. The best time to float this section is from June to August when the water levels are high and conditions are optimal. The recommended flow for this run is between 1,000 and 3,000 cfs. Obstacles on the river include Sweepers, strainers, and a few rock gardens. Experienced paddlers should be able to navigate these obstacles with ease.

Weather today, Sunny, with a high near 76. Calm wind.

Status Runnable
Class Level II to III-
Elevation 3,049 ft
Run Length 20.0 Mi
Streamflow Discharge 4530 cfs
Gauge Height 7.4 ft
Reporting Streamgage S F Flathead River Nr Columbia Falls Mt
USGS 12362500

Nearby Streamflow Levels

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Mill Cr Ab Bassoo Cr Nr Niarada Mt
USGS 12374250
2 cfs 1.4 ft
Flathead River Near Bigfork Mt
USGS 12369000
4,310 cfs ft
Flathead River At Columbia Falls Mt
USGS 12363000
13,700 cfs 7.4 ft
Middle Fork Flathead River Nr West Glacier Mt
USGS 12358500
3,960 cfs 3.9 ft
Swan River Near Bigfork Mt
USGS 12370000
2,020 cfs 3.8 ft
S F Flathead River Nr Columbia Falls Mt
USGS 12362500
4,530 cfs 7.4 ft
Swiftcurrent Cr Ab Swiftcurrent Lk At Many Glacier
USGS 05014300
113 cfs 1.8 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

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