Canoeing the Upper Missouri River in Montana with Kids
fit in well on Montana's Upper Missouri River. We've taken
children as young as 4 years-old on guided trips. The Upper
Missouri is rated as a Class One, meaning that it has no whitewater,
making it a relatively safe enviroment. Our canoes are very
stable which minimizes the chances of capsizing, and we do
of course provide child-size life-jackets, which all children
under 12 are required to wear on Montana's waters.
Children can paddle their own
canoe, or they can travel as passengers in a 3 or 4 seat canoe
with their parents. Children may also paddle as passengers
with a guide. Our 18 foot canoes
can be fitted with extra seats to accommodate 1 or 2 children,
and our special 23 foot canoe, the Minnesota IV is a specially
designed 4 seat canoe that is particularly well suited for
families who want to paddle together.
In addition to the canoeing,
children can participate in hiking, swimming, exploring, and
learning about the Upper Missouri's history and environment.