Smith River Montana

Smith River Montana

A stunning sixty-one mile, wilderness float has only one public access at the headwaters and one at the takeout. The Smith River starts in the mountains, flows through a thousand foot limestone canyon and spills out into the prairies. This is the only waterway in Montana where all recreational floats are strictly regulated by limited guide and access permits and only accessibly by boat. The fishing is low pressure and lush, the views pristine.


We have been guiding anglers down the Smith for close to 40 years. Our seasoned guides know every inch of this river and their experience pays off on every trip.



This institution is operated under a special use permit
with the Lewis and Clark National Forest.

Packing List

What to Bring


Featured, Rivers