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Address: Bigfork, MT
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Home of the annual whitewater races.

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Floating -- Know your "put-in" and "take-out" spots!

We lived on the Swan River for 12 years, and each summer I'd "rescue" dozens of floaters coming past our home because they missed the take-out spot. The recommended take-out... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 June 2016
RiverDays
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montana
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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed this quaint, quiet and scenic area of Montana. We stayed at the Swan River Inn and dined a few miles down the road at the Raven. Bigfork is a great place to stay while enroute to or from Glacier National Park.

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montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

We lived on the Swan River for 12 years, and each summer I'd "rescue" dozens of floaters coming past our home because they missed the take-out spot. The recommended take-out -- where you will need to park your 2nd vehicle -- is on Highway 83 at the wide spot between Wolf Creek Drive and Landmark Lane. If you miss getting... More 

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Bigfork, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

We live on the swan river and enjoy using our canoe. Neighbors us kayaks. Upper reaches of the river below Swan Lake are better for fishing.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

We walked for several miles along the path. Great view and scenery. A great place to take your dog or just go for a walk. It would have been better with a fly rod to cast into the river.

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Bigfork, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

Clean water on the cool side, fishing esp. fly fishing, tubing and rafting the river, deep and shallow areas.

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1 Thank Peg P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

Really pretty river with old bridges. I always see several people floating down the Swan River in inter tubes and fancy floats. If you're in Bigfork rent yourself some floats and enjoy.

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Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

If I could pack up right now and live in a cabin on the Swan River I would. My husband did some fly fishing and I sat on a little island in the middle of the river near where he fished. I did a little "creek hiking" while he fished. It's not so big that you worry about being swept... More 

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Bigfork, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015

Head on over to the Ferndale Market and pick up an inner-tube. They even supply the air and will point you to the put in spot. Grab lots of sunscreen and water to drink, but you will not regret the slow pace, cool waters and excellent views of what Montana living is all about. Just floating down the Swan River!... More 

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jacksonville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

I am 63 years old and went Kayaking in the Swan River. It was really nice and calm most of the way. I really enjoyed it. Hope to do it again.

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Mountain View, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015

If you like your bike, a lot, enjoy a challenge, and want killer scenery the whole way, try the Tour of the Swan River Valley. It's a long ride, well organized and well supported. LOVE the ride along the Swan!

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