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Upper Missouri National Wild and Scenic River

Upper Missouri National Wild and Scenic River Review

In 1805–06 Lewis and Clark explored the upper Missouri River and camped on its banks. Today the stretch designated the Upper Missouri National Wild and Scenic River runs 149 mi downriver from Fort Benton. Highlights include the scenic White Cliffs area, Citadel Rock, Hole in the Wall, Lewis and Clark Camp at Slaughter River, abandoned homesteads, and abundant wildlife. Commercial boat tours, shuttle service, and boat rentals—including rowboats, powerboats, and canoes—are available in Fort Benton and Virgelle. Be aware of seasonal restrictions that prohibit motorized boats and limit campsites on the river.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Missouri Breaks Interpretive Center, 701 7th St., Fort Benton, MT 59442 | Map It
  • Phone: 406/622–4000
  • Cost: Free
  • Location: Fort Benton

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