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Buckshot2
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Feb-28-07, 
08:08 PM (MST)
"Missouri river?"

Anyone have any idea how far up river you can run a boat? I have no idea about the missouri so any info you can provide boat wise would great.

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 Subject   Author   Message Date   ID 
 RE: Missouri r...  ismith      Feb-28-07   1 
  RE: Missouri r...  Buckshot2      Mar-01-07   4 
   RE: Missouri r...  ismith      Mar-02-07   5 
 RE: Missouri r...  Model70      Mar-01-07   2 
  RE: Missouri r...  sheepeater      Mar-01-07   3 
   RE: Missouri r...  NeMont      Mar-02-07   6 
    RE: Missouri r...  mtmuley      Mar-03-07   7 

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ismith
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Feb-28-07, 
10:30 PM (MST)
1. "RE: Missouri river?"

Thats a mighty long river! Be more specific about what info your looking for and I might be able to help you.
ismith


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Buckshot2
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Mar-01-07, 
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4. "RE: Missouri river?"

Ok sorry about being so vague, were looking at accessing unit 621 from a boat, and wanted to know if the river is passealbe for the entire lenght of 621. From the looks of things 622 should be a problem but any info you can provide about taking a boat up to those units will be greatly appreciated. Im assuming you can camp along the river, are there sites set up or is it just find a flat spot and set up? what up human waste, do we have to be so far from the waters edge to dig a latrine? never been and we are planning on going this sept. if were lucky enough to draw. Thank you.

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ismith
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Mar-02-07, 
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5. "RE: Missouri river?"

Bring a jet boat and you will have no troubles. Be cautious because when storms whip up ft peck reservior can be very unforgiving.

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Model70
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Mar-01-07, 
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2. "RE: Missouri river?"

Speaking very generally and off the cuff, the river is open to barge traffic from Sioux City, IA to the mouth of the river in St. Louis. From Sioux City to Gavins Point Dam in South Dakota, it's much like the Missouri of old -- muddy, islands, sandbars, etc. Upstream, there are three more impassible dams in South Dakota and one each in North Dakota and Montana. Above Fort Peck Dam in Montana, I'm not sure how far it remains navigable. Anyone from Montana who could chime in?

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Mar-01-07, 
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3. "RE: Missouri river?"

Fort Peck Dam up to the Dams in Great Falls, the from Great Falls to Holter, then back into three major resevoirs (Holter, Hauser, Canyon Ferry), and then a little bit more running up to Toston, and then a little up to the Headwaters and thats it, alot of what I just mentioned would defintely require a jet boat.

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Mar-02-07, 
04:02 PM (MST)
6. "RE: Missouri river?"

Not certain why you would think 622 would be worse then 621? The river is navigable all the way if you are careful. My own opinion is that using a boat for accessing more of the area is an okay idea but you aren't going to be the only one doing it. As said before a jet boat will take you anywhere in that stretch.

Also if you are planning on camping out of your boat that is kind of fools poker. If the wind picks up or weather moves in you will not want to be on the river. You could get pinned down in one area. If it rains the roads can beome impassable and even walking across the prairie is difficult.

There are a couple of campgrounds. That is not the wild and scenic part of the river so human waste doesn't have to be packe out.

Don't expect to have much solitude.

Nemont

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mtmuley
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Mar-03-07, 
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7. "RE: Missouri river?"

I've hunted 622. I've been out there in the rain. I would probably leave the boat at home. mtmuley

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