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Smith River float permit applications open

Heads up floaters, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts – don’t miss out on your chance to experience one of Montana’s treasures.

The 2019 float permit applications for Smith River State Park are now available through Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. The permit drawing will be held on Monday, Mar. 4, 2019.

Permits are required to float the 59-mile section of the river between Camp Baker and Eden Bridge. The permits are issued each year through a lottery.

Applications must be submitted, or postmarked by Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, and cost a $10 non-refundable permit application fee.

There are three ways to apply:

Apply online through the Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) Automated Licensing System.

Download and print the application and instructions and mail the application to the address on the form.

Pick up an application from any FWP office.

For more information about the Smith River State Park, click here.

Chet Layman

Chet Layman

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