Northeast Montana (PRWEB) July 30, 2014
Summer has arrived and that means it’s time to hit the water in Montana’s Missouri River Country. The Missouri River and Yellowstone River wind peacefully through a virtually untouched landscape before meeting up with the Mississippi River making the area a must-see destination for floaters. Beyond the endless scenic views, floaters are also treated to numerous wildlife sightings. The summer provides the perfect time for a unique experience on the water.
Experiencing the vast expanse of the Missouri and Yellowstone rivers by canoe, kayak or raft allows visitors to see another side of the area as roads fade into the horizon and only the prairie remains. As the next bend of the river slowly unfolds, expect to see whitetail and mule deer, upland game birds, ducks, geese and much more.
July 29 through August 31 is ideal for floating Montana’s Missouri River Country because it is after the spring run-off but the rivers haven’t dropped too low. Knowing where to go and rules of the water is essential when planning your float trip adventure. For river access, camping locations and local regulations, visit http://missouririver.visitmt.com/travel-planner/ for a Canoeing and Kayaking Brochure.
A popular float is from Savage to Sidney, Montana. This slow moving stretch of the Yellowstone River is home to Elk Island, the Seven Sisters Wildlife Management Areas and Crittenden Island. Floaters can expect to see lots of wildlife in this area, including eagles and blue heron.
Lakes and reservoirs in the area also offer chances to hit the water and explore the landscape and get up-close to the local wildlife with public access and camping options close-by. These include the Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Brush Lake State Park and Fort Peck Lake, with more than 1,520 miles of shoreline.
A relaxing float trip in Montana’s Missouri River Country is a must for a truly unique experience. For more information about visiting Missouri River Country and planning your float adventure, please visit missouririver.visitmt.com.