Boating

Pick your watercraft - canoe or kayak, raft or drift boat, sailboat or ski boat. From rivers to reservoirs, self-propelled to internal combustion, raging whitewater to serene, sun-dappled pools, we can pretty much do it all here. The only limit is your ability, ambition, and the distance you're willing to drive.


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Upper Gallatin Canoe

Raft Rental, Bozeman, Montana
Kurt Dehmer
Like most outdoorsfolk, I'd love to have “the garage-majal” fully stocked with a driftboat, a cat-a-raft, two canoes, a float tube, a personal pontoon, a 16-foot jet boat, and the various accoutrements that accompany each. Read more >>
Paddleboarding Bozeman
the editors
Putting standups to the test. Read more >>
Ennis Lake, Madison Valley
Dehmer, Kurt
Enticing Ennis Lake. Read more >>
Yellowstone Grand Canyon, paddling, boating, National Park waterways
Slepian, Maggie
Paddling access in National Parks. Read more >>
Stream access law, Montana fishing, property rights
Zundel, Brent
A history of Montana's stream access law. Read more >>
Sam Roloff
Swiftwater training in southwest Montana. Read more >>
Current streamflows for all of Montana's rivers: Read more >>
Big hole river, access, river acess
Zundel, Brent
Montana's most egalitarian law. Read more >>
Northern Lights Trading Company, The Barn Bozeman
Schroeder, David
An icon moves on. Read more >>
England, Mike
Gone are the days of melted ice and tepid beer by sundown—a cooler revolution is underway, and the latest enlistee in this high-insulation insurgency is the Coleman Esky Series Cooler. Read more >>
Astral Brewer Review
Kennedy, Kevin
If you’re a recreational or professional waterman looking for a do-it-all shoe for the summer season, look no further than the Astral Brewer. Read more >>
Kavu Sockeye Short, Kavu Sockeye Short Review
Krueger, Ryan
Swimsuit technology has yet to match that of outerwear, running shoes, or even underwear—probably because it doesn’t need to. A good suit must merely be lightweight, quick-drying, and comfortable; and the Sockeye Short by Kavu is all of these things. Read more >>
Jefferson River, Paddleboaring Montana, SUP Montana
Peters, Greg M.
Two days on the Jefferson River. Read more >>
Whitewater Kayaking national parks, Yellowstone National Park
Kennedy, Kevin
Paddling bill redux. Read more >>
Howlett, David
No raft trip is complete without a cooler full of frosty beverages and enough snacks to keep content a boatload of river rats. Said ice chest must be rugged enough to withstand demanding whitewater conditions, while pulling double duty as a standing platform or makeshift seat. Read more >>
Missouri River, Fishing in Montana, Rivers near Bozeman
Stainer, Chris
Small flies, big action. Read more >>
floating
Dehmer, Kurt
Pro tips for boat trips Read more >>
Montana wilderness, Beartooths, thunderstorm, igniting the passion
Kesselheim, Alan
How wilderness flows through time. Read more >>
Photo by Ryan Turner
Ryan Krueger
Studying CFS. Read more >>
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