Bureau of Land Management, Montana.
Twelve miles of the lower Blackfoot River flow through public lands only 20 minutes east of Missoula. During the heat of the summer, it is an excellent place to cool off alongside a large portion of the Missoula population. Crowds disappear during the other ten months of the year, and it becomes a great place for fishing, whitewater boating, and wildlife viewing.
Access the Blackfoot River Recreation Corridor twelve miles east of Bonner on Highway 200. A dirt road (not suitable for RVs) follows the river for twenty miles, reconnecting with Highway 200 near Mile Marker 28, six miles east of the junction with Highway 83.