Middle Fork of the Flathead River

The Section of the Middle Fork from Schafer Meadows to Bear Creek is more treacherous than the South Fork and has sections of class II- IV whitewater and log jams do occur. We do not recommend floating this section at high water and portaging of the class IV sections is recommended. You can hike into Schafer or fly into the landing strip at Schafer Meadows. American Whitewater offers a description of this section. While no permits are required there are restrictions regarding waste and camping on this section of the river please see this Forest Service PDF for details.

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