Escape for Recreation this Summer in Missouri River Country

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Don’t miss outdoor recreation and events happening now through August 2015 in Montana’s Missouri River Country.

Find fishing tournaments happening across the summer including the Montana Governor’s Cup Walleye Tournament by visiting

Summer in Montana’s Missouri River Country’s is filled with unique events and endless outdoor recreation opportunities. Visitors are met with vast open landscapes cut by the Missouri, Yellowstone and Milk rivers providing outdoor recreation including: boating, floating and fishing. Across Montana’s Missouri River Country, charming small communities are hosting annual events to delight and entertain all who attend.

Just a short drive leads visitors to Fort Peck Reservoir, a 240,000 acre engineering marvel that has more coastline than the state of California. Here visitors will find prime fishing for over 50 species of fish including: walleye, northern pike, small-mouth bass and lake trout. Fort Peck Reservoir also has three marinas and nine boat ramp access areas to accommodate fishermen and those looking for water sports such as tubing and wake boarding.

Beyond Fort Peck Reservoir, the Missouri and Yellowstone rivers not only shape dynamic landscapes but provide fishing and floating opportunities throughout Montana’s Missouri River Country. Another treasure in the area is Nelson Reservoir, the experts pick for the best walleye fishing in Montana! Want to get competitive? Find fishing tournaments happening across the summer including the Montana Governor’s Cup Walleye Tournament by visiting

After a day on the water, stop into the closest community for summer events presented with authentic western hospitality. From car shows to rodeos and races, there’s always something going on. Some events to check out include:

Historic Fort Peck Summer Theatre – May 29 - Sept 6, 2015
A local landmark, the Historic Fort Peck Theatre is home to live professional performances May 29 through September 7 in Fort Peck, Montana. For a listing of shows visit

21st Annual Longest Dam Race – June 20, 2015
Run or bike along Fort Peck Dam as a part of the 10K, 5K, 5K walk, 1-mile run/walk and 10-mile bike races. Activities to follow in Fort Peck.

Dirty Shame Show – June 26-28, 2015
Five family oriented internationally known variety shows starring the Dirty Shame Belles and the Dixieland Band. A can’t miss experience in Scobey, Montana.

90th Annual Wolf Point Wild Horse Stampede and Centennial Celebration – July 8 - 11, 2015
A four-day event including PRCA rodeo, parades, carnival, a run/walk, the famous wild horse race, BBQ’s and street dances. A big celebration that has been going strong for 90 years in Wolf Point, Montana.

Phillips Country Motor Sports Drag Races – July 20-21, 2015
See local and regional racers go up against each other in Malta, Montana.

Dairy Day – July 18, 2015
Home of Montana’s first rodeo, Brockway is a town that knows how to celebrate with a rodeo, parade and street dance.

PRCA Rodeo – August 1-2, 2015
See the best cowboys and cowgirls in the business try to win the purse in Glasgow.

This is just a small sampling of what awaits in Montana’s Missouri River Country this summer! To find additional events happening across Montana’s Missouri River Country throughout the summer visit

Whether you need a weekend escape, are looking for a unique event or have been looking forward to hitting the water all winter, traveling to Montana’s Missouri River Country is a must this summer. For more information about visiting Missouri River Country and planning your western adventure, please visit and sign up for our free eNewsletter.

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