Clark Fork River Rafting

For a fantastic day of Montana whitewater rafting fun look no further than the Alberton Gorge section of the Clark Fork River. This whitewater rafting day trip in Western Montana is a big volume, big ride river with a lot of roller coaster waves, and intermediate (Class II-III) white water rafting. You'll bounce through rapids with names like Boat Eater, Fang, Cliffside, and Tumbleweed on the family-friendly Clark Fork River.

Well isolated from any roads, the Alberton Gorge of the Clark Fork flows through a deep canyon with dramatic rose-colored cliffs. Between the whitewater sections are calm stretches that are perfect for swimming or just sitting back, relaxing, and watching the spectacular mountain scenery pass you by. Warm water and quiet pools between rapids make this a perfect family rafting trip.

When you go rafting on the Clark Fork, you're likely to see dozens of birds, including osprey, mergansers, and, if we're lucky, maybe some Harlequin Ducks. Deer, elk, and beaver are also common. Along the way, our guides will share some of the river's history. Named after William Clark of the Lewis & Clark expedition, the Clark Fork River's headwaters are in the Beaverhead and Rocky Mountains near Butte, Montana, where the Native American tribes called it the 'Arrowhead' River due to a semi-transparent stone found nearby that was used to make arrowheads.

We use 13' paddle rafts on this whitewater rafting day trip, so everyone becomes a participant. Each raft has a professional guide who teaches you how to paddle. As a team, you'll navigate the whitewater together. If you would rather let us do the rowing, we can bring an oar-powered raft along with room for 3-4 people (by request only).

We invite you to bring your friends, your church group, club, or the whole family for a whitewater rafting trip you'll never forget.

Please call 208-770-2517 to inquire or book this trip.

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If you're looking for a day of fun, excitement and relaxation, join us for whitewater thrills on the Clark Fork River. This is a big volume, big ride river with lots of roller coaster waves and fun class II-III (intermediate) rapids with names such as Boateater, Fang, Cliffside and Tumbleweed. Between the rapids are calm stretches where you may jump in for a swim, or sit back and relax to enjoy the spectacular scenery. Bring the whole family for a day of fun you'll never forget!

ROW Inc., doing business as ROW Adventures is proud to be an Equal Opportunity recreation service provider.  ROW Inc. operates under special use permit from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.  All our operations and facilities are operated on a non-discriminatory basis.

Dates & Rates

DatesAdult (USD)Child (USD) 
Jul 07, 2021 to Aug 31, 2021
Trips Depart Daily
$105£0€0$0$0$92£0€0$0$0BOOK NOW

Supplementary Information

*Minimum age for Clark Fork trips is 12 years old until July 10 when flows become low enough we can take kids as young as 7.  Please call our office for exact dates when it's suitable for children under 8 to join us.

*Prices are plus 3% Montna Fish, Wildlife and Parks Dept. Use fee and 6% Land & Water Access fee.




Average: 5 (11 votes)



Highly recommend, Great time

I highly recommend ROW adventures. Very friendly and professional. Clark Fork river is a very fun to raft. Has some fun rapids, calm water to swim, very scenic, and some rocks to jump off. The guides are very knowledgeable, friendly, and fun. This is a trip anyone can experience.



We had an outstanding time and guide, once he knew we could handle our self's he guided us into the rapids so we got the most for our money and everyone got equally soaked. I took my 13yr old with us who had never been before and now he is hooked for life as am I. Besides our guide all of the others where very informative and kind. We are very impressed with Row adventures and will defiantly be back for both the Clark fork and other rivers. Thank you


A great trip

Our family took our first white water adventure the end of August 2020 and we had a fabulous time. Chris and Story were our guides and they kept it safe and fun! We will definitely be returning!!

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