Flathead, Middle Fork - Essex to Moccasin Creek



Another good scenic family float section of the middle fork.  This can be combined with parts of the upper or the John Stevens Canyon portion downstream.

If you are wanting to take out at Moccasin Creek you will need to navigate through many river braided channels to find the ramp.  This can be tough at certain water levels or if you are unfamiliar with the river.  If you miss the take out your next option would be to continue through John Steven's Canyon and take out in West Glacier, MT


Class II+
Current Flow 3810.0 CFS
06-20-2024 12:45

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Recommended Flow Minimum: 1000.0
Average: 4000.0
Maximum: 9000.0
Typical Season Begins: May
Ends: September
Recommended Use Kayaking: Yes
Rafting: Yes
Canoeing: Yes
Packrafting: No
Fishing: Yes
Primary Gauge M F Flathead River near West Glacier MT
Length 26.0 Mile(s)
Gradient 20.0 FPM