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Canyon Ferry Reservoir

Canyon Ferry Reservoir

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lat: 46.4822536 long: -111.5446187

Canyon Ferry Reservoir is a significant recreation area in Montana thanks to its proximity to Helena, Great Falls and Butte. What is more, given its size and location, it is considered as one of the most popular lakes in the state. Around the reservoir, there are 24 recreation sites managed by the Bureau of Reclamation. In July of 1805 the Lewis and Clark Expedition travelled through the Canyon Ferry area with the aim to explore and map the Missouri River. Lewis described that area as a beautiful and extensive plain country of about 10 to 12 miles wide which extended upwards “further than an eye could see”.

Numerous state recreation areas are located around Canyon Ferry Lake, and some of them have Lewis and Clark interpretation. When you come visit the Reservoir, you will be able to experience the abundance of wildlife and fishing opportunities available on these public lands. What is more, the area is said to be one of the best in the country for viewing large concentrations of bald eagles. Not to mention its excellent accessibility, with numerous special designated access sites all around the lake!

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Rogers Pass

lat: 47.0763322 long: -112.370577
Lemhi Pass Road

lat: 44.9579032 long: -113.3652553
Coal Banks Landing to Eagle Creek

lat: 47.7400888 long: -109.6276312
Travelers Rest State Park

lat: 46.753308 long: -114.0899468
Decision Point

lat: 47.9249036 long: -110.4985534
Blackfoot River Beginning

lat: 46.9502198 long: -113.3787584
Blackfoot River

The Blackfoot River, sometimes called the Big Blackfoot River to distinguish it from the Little Blackfoot River, is a snow-fed and spring-fed river in western Montana.

lat: 46.9177068 long: -113.6781495
Antelope Wilderness to James Kipp Landing

lat: 47.6274434 long: -108.6934195
South Shore Trail

lat: 47.534344 long: -111.2047707
Eagle Creek to Hole in the Wall

lat: 47.8317525 long: -110.074063
Nine Mile to Mcnamara

lat: 46.9502198 long: -113.3787584
Buffalo Jump

lat: 47.4796208 long: -111.5247388
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