The U.S. Bureau of Land Management, the managing agency
for the Upper Missouri River, has produced an excellent
set of maps. They can be purchased from BLM by calling
(406) 538-1900, or you can order them online from Rocky
"Montana's Wild and Scenic Upper Missouri River"
is the only guidebook available for the Upper Missouri.
Its main feature is description of the numerous historic
sites along the river, and it is keyed to the BLM maps.
Published by Northern Rocky Mountains
Books, (406) 582.9720
The following web pages contain
information on the trip options on the Upper Missouri,
the paddling season and weather, geology, wildlife,
local attractions, and lodging.
Options: The Upper Missouri is divided
into three segments, permitting canoers to structure
trips of varying lengths. The segments are known locally
as 1-The Upper River, 2-The White Cliffs of the Upper
Missouri, and 3-The Missouri Breaks or the 'Badlands'.
Information: Upper Missouri River's weather
and climate, geology, wildlife, history, and recommended
of Land Management: This is the website
for the managing agency, and it offers some helpful
tips for paddlers.
& Local Attractions: A list of hotels,
museums, etc., in the Fort Benton and Great Falls area.