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kootenaicreekBozeman Montana is located two hours northwest of Yellowstone National Park and contains some of the best whitewater in the state. The most commonly run rivers are The Gallatin, Yellowstone, and The Madison along with a plethora of excellent creeks to back up those standard runs. Theres boating for all types of paddlers here, from scenic class II floats all the way up to gnar V+ expeditions. The Gallatin is the typical “after work” run for Bozmanites as it is a 25 minute drive from the heart of town and has several stretches that range from II to IV depending on flows.

Recent News and Info

2017 J.A.W. End of Season SALE!

September 1st, 2017 Contributed by: bozemankayaker

The Jackson Action Wagon has had another great paddling season with free demos & spreading the fun of kayaking.  It is now time to sell most of the current demo boat fleet to make room for next year’s 2018 fleet! Check out the link below for current stock and prices: http://worldkayakblogs.com/wildwildwes/the-jaw/

2017 APE’s Nolichucky Gorge 1st Timer’s River Trip

August 22nd, 2017 Contributed by: bozemankayaker

This past Saturday (8/19/2017) was the Appalachian Paddling Enthusiasts ( http://www.riverapes.org/ ) annual river trips on the Nolichucky Gorge geared for first timers.  This river trip has been a staple event almost every year for the club since its establishment all the way back in 1986.  The APE’s also leads a trip on the Lower Nolichucky during this event for an easier whitewater river trip option. For the past 6 years the APE’s Cruise Director has had the pleasure to work with USA Raft to make this trip run like a well oiled machine.  USA Raft provides the APE’s a great place to stage and use their facility for the put-in/take-out for both the gorge and lower river trips.  They also provide shuttle service using one of their raft buses and a trailer to haul all the kayaks to the gorge put-in.  After the river trips, the APE’s picnic is hosted back at USA Raft in their café facility.  All this together makes for a fantastic river experience for all the paddlers thanks to USA Raft! This year’s gorge trip was once again another good time for all who joined!  The group had a nice 825 CFS river level and the weather was warm & sunny.  23 paddlers were in the group that included: 13 kayakers, 1 ThrillKat and three raft crews.  The group only has two first timers this year, so the trip was modified from year’s past.  Part of the group focused on guiding the first timers in a successful descent.  Another group worked and played the run in every possible way.  This made it a thrilling run for everyone! After the river trips, both the gorge paddlers and the lower paddlers came together with other who could not make the river trips in one large group to have a wonderful gathering at the annual APE’s picnic.  During the picnic, Rahual Subramanian, was awarded the “APE’s Rookie of the Year” award for his many PFD and progression through this paddling season.  Good food and fellowship were had by all in attendance! 

Tumwater Free for all

July 12th, 2017 Contributed by: bozemankayaker

Good morning Wenatchee Valley! I hope everyone has been having a rockin summer. It has been hot AF and the river has been quite the asset to keep our minds right. For tonights weekly dose, we are going to get our Tumwater on! Bring your play boat and come throw down in cherry hole or fire off some laps on what ever section you like.


 

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