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Great Northern Whitewater Resort in West Glacier, Montana


At Great Northern Whitewater Resort, located just 1 mile from the West Glacier entrance to Glacier National Park, you can enjoy a complete Montana experience. Stay in our beautiful log cabins, spend time on the river whitewater rafting or fly fishing and even host your wedding or family reunion with breathtaking views of the mountains as your backdrop. Our resort provides a perfect base for exploring beautiful Glacier National Park. The high mountain peaks of Montana's Glacier Country accumulate large amounts of snow each winter, which supply an abundance of water for the three forks of the Flathead River. Every spring folks from around the world begin to arrive around May, to enjoy the mountains, valleys and rivers, eager to test their skill and to challenge the whitewater of the Middle Fork of the Flathead River. Choose from exciting whitewater experience, a relaxing scenic float or a delicious river meal trip! Whichever trip you choose, you will come off the river feeling de-stressed and refreshed! If you prefer fishing to rafting, then you will enjoy Northwest Montana. The glacial fed rivers are some of the finest fly-fishing rivers in Montana and provide a genuine western experience. The crystal clear waters of these rivers are home to several species of trophy fish including: Westslope Cutthroat Trout Brown Trout Rainbow Trout Cutthroat Trout
 
Contact Info
Great Northern Whitewater Resort
12127 US Hwy 2 E.
West Glacier, MT 59936
Toll-Free: 800.735.7897
Local Phone: 406-387-5340
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Quick Stats
Location: West Glacier, MT
Established: 1976
 
Fun Facts
  • The mountain goat is the mascot of the Great Northern Railway and also of Glacier National Park
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    Great Northern Whitewater Resort/Glacier River School

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    West Glacier, MT
     
     
     
    Great Northern Whitewater Resort Whitewater Rafting Trips
    Our trips may differ slightly from the information shown in the allaboutrivers e-guidebook rafting trips section of this site. Our rafting trips are shown below. Please contact us to learn more about the trips we offer.
    Montana Rafting Trips by Great Northern Whitewater Resort
    Trip Name Meeting
    Time
    Length
    in Miles
    Length
    in Time
    Min
    Age
    Price
    Adult
    Price
    Child
    Meal(s)
    Incl.
    Flathead River - 3 Day Whitewater and Scenic Trip

    AllAboutRivers Trip Description For:

    Flathead River - Middle Fork - Bear Creek to Paola Creek
    9:00 AM  35  3 days    $455    $375  X
    Flathead River - Full Day from Cascadilla to West Glacier

    AllAboutRivers Trip Description For:

    Flathead River - Middle Fork - Cascadilla Creek to Moccasin Creek
      16  6 hours    $84    $59  X
    Flathead River - Half Day Whitewater Trip

    AllAboutRivers Trip Description For:

    Flathead River - Middle Fork - John Stevens Canyon
    11:15 AM  3 hours    $49    $39   
    Flathead River - Scenic Float Trip

    AllAboutRivers Trip Description For:

    Flathead River - Middle Fork - West Glacier to Blankenship Bridge
    2:15 PM  3 hours    $52    $42   
       
     
    Great Northern Whitewater Resort Offers These Amenities
  • Lodging On Site
  • Restaurant On Site
  • Wetsuit Rentals
  • Photos
  • Self-Bailing Rafts
  • Oar-Boats
  • Paddle Rafts
  • Gift Shop
  • Splash Jackets
  • Neoprene Booties
  • Guided Inflatable KayakTrips
  • Multi-day Guided Trips
  • Guided Kayak Tours
  • Guided Whitewater Kayak Trips
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    Great Northern Whitewater Resort General Policies
    Day Trip Packing List We want you to have a great time while rafting with Great Northern Resort and be comfortable as you join us on the river. "What to wear" is a frequently asked question and will depend upon river and weather conditions. The weather during the summer can vary from the 30's (usually in the evening) to the 100's. One saying around here, "If you don't like the weather wait a few minutes and it just might change." We suggest that you bring a fleece jacket or a warm wool sweater just in case it gets cold. We can provide you with rain suits or splash and fleece jackets for those chilly or wet days. For a minimal fee we also rent wetsuits and booties. All river trips depart from our Great Northern Resort office. We are located 1 mile SW of the west gate of Glacier National Park on US Highway 2. Look for the Red Caboose! We supply Type V Approved lifejackets, complete rainsuits for adults and children, professional guides on every trip, delicious meals on specified trips and round-trip transportation from our parking area. People always ask, "Will I get wet?" If you are going on a whitewater trip the answer is absolutely YES! Our rafts are self-baling boats - this means that no matter what kind of trip you are on your feet will get wet. If you don't have water shoes, sandals or shoes that you don' t mind getting wet - you can rent our wetsuits booties for $2.50 for half day or $5.00 for the full day. What to Wear: • Bathing suit or a light shirt • Shorts, capris • Cap, hat or visor • Sunglasses with retainer • Sunscreen • Shoes or sandals are MANDATORY - they must have a strap around the ankle • NO FLIP FLOPS For cooler weather: • Fleece jacket • Fleece or wool socks • Rain jacket or pants • Gloves • Insulating long underwear Additional items to bring: • Water - something to drink • Waterproof camera • snacks • dry clothes, shoes & towel for after the trip What NOT to bring: • expensive jewelery • non-waterproof cameras • car keys (leave these in the office with our staff) • anything you don't want to lose on the river Our store sells chums (retainers for your glasses), t-shirts, sweatshirts, sunscreen,waterproof cameras, snacks and drinks. All guests must sign a liability and assumption of risk waiver form. Although every precaution is taken to safeguard you and your belongings, river trips by their very nature involve a certain amount of risk. Great Northern Whitewater, Inc. and its personnel shall assume no responsibility whatsoever for injuries, damages, losses or delays to persons or properties. See you on the RIVER!

    Cancellation/Reservation Policies
    All reservations should be made in advance and payment is required at that time by credit card to guarantee your space. Overnight and group trips require the balance in full 45 days prior to departure. We encourage you to call and re-confirm your reservation numbers, date, and time at least 3 days in advance. All cancellations must be made with a Reservations Manager. In the event of a cancellation on overnight trips or on any promo related trips, a partial refund of 25% will be given with notice of 45 days or more. Cancellations for all other daily river trips require 24 hour notice to receive a full refund and there is no fee for time/date changes. We reserve the right to cancel trips due to weather, river levels (too high or too low), or insufficient numbers of people (4 min.)
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