DIY Day Trip – Fort Benton to Wood Bottom

Fort Benton to Wood Bottom is in the Missouri River Breaks National Monument and includes Lewis and Clark campsites, lush cottonwood bottoms, steep river bluffs, thriving riparian habitat, and ample farmland. Fort Benton to Wood bottom is a 4-7-hour float trip. The time you spend on the river depends on how much you paddle, wind, and the river current. Fort Benton to Wood Bottom is better suited for those that are looking to paddle and be on the water longer. This section covers a lot of miles and is not as leisure of a float as Carter to Fort Benton.


10:00 AM

We meet at Wood Bottom and drive you up to Fort Benton. This is about a 30-minute drive.

10:45 AM

You will start your trip at the cement Boat ramp that is located across from Fort Benton’s old fort.  Fort Benton will be your last bathroom break. At this time of arrival, you will receive your boats, paddles, lifejackets, seat back and dry bags. We will go over a brief 15-minute safety talk before you launch off and head down river.

3:00-7:00 PM

Nearing the end of the day, you will arrive at the Wood Bottom. Wood Bottom is a remote boat launch, campground and recreational sight. Once you are off the water, we ask that you call us ASAP so that we can retrieve our equipment.

Included with the package:

Shuttle from Wood Bottom to Fort Benton

Boat stationing in Fort Benton and Boat retrieval from Wood Bottom

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

Paddles and PFD’s

Seat backs and dry bags


$75 per person