Whitewater & Scenic Float trips
You can experience Montana’s best whitewater on a raft trip through the Alberton Gorge. There are many scenic & historical float trips on the Clark Fork, Blackfoot & Bitterroot Rivers. Pickup for your raft trip can be here at the campground with some companies! (Advance notice required with the raft company). For more info on these spectacular trips check out www.montanariverguides.com
Skiing, Snowboarding, and Snowmobiling
Within minutes of Missoula, Snowbowl Ski Area is famous for its vertical drop. There are hundreds of trails around the area for snowmobiling, plus several snowmobile rental shops. Lolo Hot Springs has an extensive trail system for snowmobiling. These area also have summer activities.
Within an hour’s drive you can fish 5 major rivers. (Rock Creek, Flathead, Bitterroot, Blackfoot, & Clark Fork). If you want to stay in Missoula you can fish for rainbow or brown trout right here on the Clark Fork River! You have the option to go with a guided outfitter or an adventure out on your own. Non-residents are required to buy a 2 day fishing license for $25.
Hiking and Biking
Missoula is surrounded by many recreational areas, Pattee Canyon, Blue Mountain, and Rattlesnake Recreation Area, to name a few. Throughout the city there is an extensive, beautiful, and well-maintained network of riverfront trails for walkers, joggers, and bicyclists. The Waterworks Hill trail and Kim Williams Nature Trail are a great way to see wild flowers and animals and don’t forget to climb the “M” at the University of Montana to get a bird’s eye view of the Missoula valley!
Golfing – 6 Major Courses Nearby
You’ll find many great golf courses in the Missoula area.
- Canyon River Golf Course – 18 hole (406) 721-0222
- Linda Vista Golf Course – 9 hole 3 par (406) 251-3655
- University Golf Course – 9 hole public (406) 728-8629
- Highlands Golf Course – 9 hole (406) 728-7360
- The King Ranch Golf course – 18 hole (406) 626-4000
- Larchmont Municipal Golf Course – 18 hole (406) 721-4416
Water Parks and Splash/Spray Decks
Currents Aquatics Center a year-round indoor water playground has four pools with engaging water features for every age. Splash Montana Water park an outdoor water park is a family fun destination. Splash Montana Water park features an outdoor water park, café, and 50-meter lap pool. Open June through August. Missoula has great parks throughout the area some with Splash Decks and Spray pools for the best summer fun.