DIY Day Trip – Carter to Fort Benton

Are you looking to relax and navigate your own trip down river? This is the perfect package for you! Carter to Fort Benton is a easy 3-5-hour trip. The time you spend on the river depends on how much you paddle, weather, and river levels. This section is full of beautiful cottonwood growth, islands, and working farmland. Floating this section allows you to enjoy your time on the Missouri River while you get acquainted with paddling. There are no rapids and only one way to go, down.


10:00 AM

We meet you at the cement boat ramp across from the Old Fort. From there you load up in vans and shuttle 30-40 minutes to Carter Ferry.

10:45 AM

Carter Ferry (an old operating cable bridge). This will be your last bathroom break. If you did not receive paddle instructions in Fort Benton, you will receive them at Carter.

2:00-6:00 PM

It is hard to miss the takeout when floating right through town. Arrive at the Cement boat ramp in Fort Benton. Give us a call and we will come down and get the boats.

Included with the package:

Shuttle from Fort Benton to Carter Ferry

Boat rental of your choice includes; Paddleboards, solo Kayaks, Tandem Kayaks, and canoes

Paddles and PFD’s

Seat backs and dry bags


$50 per person