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Beautiful!

This is a wonderful river! My favorite thing to do is kayak down the river. However, it has so... read more

Reviewed February 9, 2018
architect28
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Arizona
Beautiful spot to take out dog swimming!!

Great place for our girl Cham to take swim. It was pristine and easy access!!! Next time we are in... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2017
andrea652015
,
Loveland, Colorado
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Home of the annual whitewater races.
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Bigfork, MT
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Reviewed February 9, 2018

This is a wonderful river! My favorite thing to do is kayak down the river. However, it has so much to offer, from beauty to wildlife, to fishing, swimming, to the river road nature hike, to seasonal wild mile kayaking events and so much more!

Thank architect28
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Reviewed September 7, 2017

Great place for our girl Cham to take swim. It was pristine and easy access!!! Next time we are in the area we would like to fish and explore the river!!!

Thank andrea652015
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Reviewed August 25, 2017

We spent quite a bit of time along the Swan River in many spots. Earlier in the season we could see class 5 rapids . By the middle of August those class 5's appeared ti have been reduced to class 3-4's. There are a lot...More

Thank uphill69
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Reviewed January 10, 2017

There is a stretch of the Swan River that can be "tubed" (floated using inner tubes). I can't remember the name of the road that has a bridge where you will "put in". Nor can I adequately describe where you will "pull out". But, the...More

1  Thank bmac1260
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Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed this quaint, quiet and scenic area of Montana. We stayed at the Swan River Inn and dined a few miles down the road at the Raven. Bigfork is a great place to stay while enroute to or from Glacier National Park.

Thank sanfrantravelnut
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Reviewed June 28, 2016

We lived on the Swan River for 12 years, and each summer I'd "rescue" dozens of floaters coming past our home because they missed the take-out spot. The recommended take-out -- where you will need to park your 2nd vehicle -- is on Highway 83...More

9  Thank RiverDays
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Reviewed April 14, 2016

We live on the swan river and enjoy using our canoe. Neighbors us kayaks. Upper reaches of the river below Swan Lake are better for fishing.

Thank Francine H
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Reviewed March 31, 2016

We walked for several miles along the path. Great view and scenery. A great place to take your dog or just go for a walk. It would have been better with a fly rod to cast into the river.

1  Thank frankcharboneau
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Reviewed February 24, 2016

Clean water on the cool side, fishing esp. fly fishing, tubing and rafting the river, deep and shallow areas.

1  Thank Peg P
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Reviewed September 6, 2015

Really pretty river with old bridges. I always see several people floating down the Swan River in inter tubes and fancy floats. If you're in Bigfork rent yourself some floats and enjoy.

Thank Kk V
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