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Craig Madsen's Montana River Outfitters


  • Central Montana
  • Outfitter/guide
Since 1977 Montana River Outfitters has provided float trips on the Missouri, Smith and other area rivers of central and western Montana. Montana River Outfitters offers several different types and styles of trips, including scenic, historic, white water, fishing, and horseback/float combination trips. Trips vary in length from 1/2 to 7 days.

Relive the Lewis and Clark Adventure! Montana River Outfitters specializes in scenic and historic trips along the Lewis and Clark Trail. Join Montana River Outfitters to experience Lewis and Clark history first hand. See the campsites, portage routes, Sulfur Springs plus the White Cliffs section of the Wild and Scenic Missouri. Trips vary in length from 1/2 to 1 day near Great Falls with 3-7 day trips available below Fort Benton.

Montana River Outfitters also specializes in fishing trips on the famous tailwater section of the Missouri River below Holter Dam, and the incredibly beautiful Smith River Canyon. We offer horsepack/ float trips in the Bob Marshall Wilderness, one of the most remote wilderness area in the lower 48.

Montana River Outfitters prides itself in offering only the finest river trips available. Featuring: modern, sturdy and comfortable equipment, exceptional meals and most importantly guides that are experienced, knowledgeable, capable and personable. Some of our guides are nationally recognized.

Montana River Outfitters offers additional services for those interested in renting or purchasing rafts, canoes, driftboats, kayaks or fishing or camping gear.

Montana River Outfitters has hundreds of satisfied guests from the U.S.A., Europe and Asia. A few notables are: Kevin Costner, Robert Duvall, Wilford Brimley, Greg LeMonde, Senator Phil Gramm, Saundra Day Oconnor and Don Johnson.

By choosing Montana River Outfitters you are selecting one of Montana's most experienced, successful and prominent guiding operations. For more information please call, fax, e-mail or view our website:
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Street Address
923 10th Avenue North
Great Falls, MT 59401 Get directions
Mailing Address
923 10th Avenue North
Great Falls, MT 59401
Toll Free
April - December
10:00am - 5:30pm
Payment Methods
Canadian Currency, Cash, Master Card, Personal Check (In State), Personal Check (Out Of State), Travelers Checks, Visa
Late Cancellation Fee, Reservations Accepted, Reservations Recommended, Walk-Ins Welcome
Child Discount, Group Discount, Off Season


Special direction map

Special Directions

Montana River Outfitters Great Falls retail store and warehouse is located east of the Cascade Electric building, right off 9th Street, about 1.5 blocks south of the 9th Street Bridge and Missouri River at 923 10th Avenue North.