Greg. Kalispell and the Flathead Valley offer all city amenities, as well as quiet trails, backcountry adventures, downhill and cross country skiing, and more, right on your doorstep. by Aaronsmity » Mon Jul 18, 2016 1:04 pm, Post I would call the Seeley Lake Ranger District and get their take. The North Fork Flathead River is truly one of Montana’s wild streams. In addition to the world class cutthroat trout fishing, the South Fork of the Flathead is also one of the few areas in the lower 48 states where you can legally fish for bull trout. by danny » Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:54 am, Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited. Three of us will be hiking into the top on July 15th. Large streamers are typically in order when … I ascended the Monture Creek watershed to Burnt Cabin, then hiked up the East Fork of Monture Creek to Limestone Pass on the first day. South Fork Flathead River is a river in Hungry Horse, MT in Flathead National Forest, Bob Marshall Wilderness, Rocky Mountains. View a map of this area and more on Natural Atlas. A Trip Down the South Fork of the Flathead Meadow Creek Gorge July, 2015 Click on any image for a larger view; Contact garya at this domain if you would like the high quality image for printing . By the time we hit the rapids before the Mid Creek Takeout the river was at about 3000 cfs and they were easy class ii+ iii- but are worth looking at to find the best line. The deep green water and the canyons make for some great pictures. by DianaB » Sun Jul 17, 2016 9:04 am, Post Once you are in the gorge it is tough to scout, so find the trail at the beginning of the gorge and walk ahead. Included: We provide transportation from Kalispell to the river and back to Kalispell at the end of the trip. Horses and mules transport us, our boats and gear 20 to 26 miles (depending upon which trail we take in and the itinerary). USGS 12359800 S F Flathead R ab Twin C nr Hungry Horse MT. The bull trout in the South Fork of the Flathead River are primarily meat eaters. by JeremyMcLain » Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:49 pm, Post Wayne and I had gotten into the rhythm of Young's Creek, and had enjoyed fishing our way down it. This … Depending on the time of year, anglers could be throwing large foam flies, deer hair caddis flies, or tiny emerging mayflies. There is definitely the possibility of the river becoming permitted in the near future, but if pack rafters continue to act as low impact backpackers, there is a chance that the river will continue to be open to anyone who wants to raft it. Day 2 – Relax. by JeremyMcLain » Sat Jul 02, 2016 3:05 pm, Post I scrambled down and let my “hopper-dropper” float through the rapid. by MS2 » Wed Jun 22, 2016 6:36 am, Post The South Fork of the Flathead, ... We do not have a packer or wrangler fee and do not charge for any animals that the packers or wranglers are riding or any pack animals we need to pack in our gear for staying over night. Didn't see another human soul, but some of the deeper pools had hundreds and hundreds of fish. Wayne and I floated down Young's Creek and then down the South Fork of the Flathead River to Meadow Creek Gorge. It's a beautiful stretch but at 320 cfs it was a little gravelly and slow at times. Just got off the river on Friday. The South Fork of the Flathead – Bob Marshall Wilderness trip generally begins in Great Falls, the day before the start day. Does anyone know the conditions of the trails this year? Hit me up with a PM and let's put something together. Thanks to the MT Pilots Assn the NW corner of the Meadow Creek airstrip has a well-maintained campground with firepits, picnic benches, a bear box, the nicest outhouse I've ever seen, and a nice path down to the river. I'm curious if anyone has a report on the status of the lodgepole trail and clearing of that going into upper youngs creek. Parked at Spotted Bear RS, hiked up to Meadow Creek airstrip on the east side trail, camped out there, and floated back to the car the next day. Stayed in the FS campground (cleanest pit toilets I have ever used - thanks to campground hosts). The South Fork of the Flathead River is a different beast. We were told that there was ton of blowdown on the White River Trail so we didn't bother walking up it. I'd love to do a trip in over Young's pass but have had the hardest time finding an outfit that will do a vehicle shuttle. A Trip Down the South Fork of the Flathead From the Young's and Danaher Creek Confluence to Meadow Creek Gorge July, 2015 Click on any image for a larger view; Contact garya at this domain if you would like the high quality image for printing . Hey! A short section below the Hungry Horse Dam makes up the final stretch before the confluence. For the drop floats we usually depart from the Owl Creek Trailhead located next to Holland Lake. Are you doing a trip this year, if so what are the dates? There is also a phone number for more updated information. The Flathead National Forest is over 2.4 million acres of mountains, lakes, forests, wild rivers, and wilderness. Sleeping pads and heavily insulated sleeping bags make life easier. I seriously doubt the FS will get that totally cut out any time soon considering they have hundreds of miles of horrible blowdown to deal with from last years storms. by MS2 » Fri Jun 10, 2016 6:45 am, Post Hatches on the South Fork of the Flathead River include caddis, mayflies, spruce moths, and many terrestrials including hoppers, ants, and beetles. Wilderness Pack Trips . South Fork Flathead Fly-Fishing Trip. If you can draw the tag, we can help you find 'em. Learn More. There are 3 main reasons for this as I see it: 1. 8-Day South Fork Fly-fishing Trip ~ $5900.00 *Price subject to 7% Forest Service User Fees. by JeremyMcLain » Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:52 pm, Post We found some garbage on the river, please do your part to keep the river clean so it doesn't become the next Smith. I began my exploration of Monture Creek, Danaher Creek, the South Fork of the Flathead River and the Big Salmon Creek/Lake drainages at the Monture trailhead north of Ovando, Montana approximately an hour and a half northeast of Missoula.