Montana's Rivers, Lakes, and Waterfalls
Two of Montana’s largest rivers, the Missouri and Yellowstone, flow east of the Continental Divide. The Missouri is formed in southwestern Montana by the union of the Jefferson, Madison, and Gallatin rivers. It breaks through the mountains north of Helena in a deep gorge called the Gates of the Mountains. The Missouri River’s most important branches in Montana include the Sun, Teton, Marias, and Milk rivers, which flow into it from the north, and the Judith and Musselshell rivers, which enter from the south. The Yellowstone Rover flows more then 400 miles through southeastern Montana. It’s most important tributaries include Clark’s Fork, and the Bighorn, Tongue, and Powder rivers. Major rivers west of the Continental Divide include the Kootenai and the Clark Fork of the Columbia River. The Clark Fork’s chief branches are the Blackfoot, Bitterroot, Flathead, and Thompson rivers.
Hunting Trips in
The guides and outfitters in Montana know of many areas that food and water are plentiful in the state, thus giving them a great advantage when helping a hunter on a guided hunt.