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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 6 September 2017
Loveland, Colorado
Thrilling if you raft

We spent quite a bit of time along the Swan River in many spots. Earlier in the season we could see... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2017
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Reviewed 6 September 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
Reviewed 24 August 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
Reviewed 10 January 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
Reviewed 24 September 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
Reviewed 27 June 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
Reviewed 13 April 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
Reviewed 31 March 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
Reviewed 23 February 2016

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

1  Thank Peg P
Reviewed 6 September 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
Reviewed 11 August 2015

If I could pack up right now and live in a cabin on the Swan River I would. My husband did some fly fishing and I sat on a little island in the middle of the river near where he fished. I did a little...More

2  Thank NebraskaNellie
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