If you’re seeking a leisurely and self-guided river adventure, our Carter to Fort Benton package is the ideal choice for you. This expedition offers you the freedom to unwind and chart your own course down the river at your own pace. The duration of the journey typically spans between 3 to 5 hours, but it can vary based on factors like the amount of paddling, prevailing weather conditions, and river water levels.
As you embark on this segment of the Missouri River, you’ll be greeted by the serene beauty of cottonwood groves, picturesque islands, and the charming vistas of working farmland. It’s an opportunity to relish your time on the river while becoming acquainted with the art of paddling or simply floating along and soaking in the natural splendor.
This trip is designed for those who appreciate the freedom to set their own rhythm and explore the river at their own leisure. Whether you’re a seasoned river enthusiast or a novice looking to experience the tranquility of the Missouri River, the Carter to Fort Benton journey provides an enjoyable and flexible way to savor the waterway’s beauty and serenity. If you are looking for a more inclusive day trip check out our Guided day trips
We meet you at our storefront location (1856 Hwy 387, Fort Benton). At that point we will have you pay your balance, sign waivers, go over safety and paddle instructions. We will then caravan (5 minutes) to the cement ramp in town where you will leave your car and end your trip.
Arrive at Carter Ferry (an old operating cable bridge.) this will be your last bathroom break. If you did not receive paddle directions in Fort Benton, you will receive them at Carter.
Arrive at the Cement boat ramp in Fort Benton. Give us a call and we will come down and get the boats.
Shuttle from Fort Benton to Carter Ferry
Boat rental of your choice including; Paddleboards, solo Kayaks, Tandem Kayaks, and canoes
Paddles and PFD’s
Seat backs and dry bags
Experience the wonders of the Missouri River Breaks National Monument on a captivating journey from Fort Benton to Wood Bottom. This remarkable stretch of the river showcases the historic legacy of Lewis and Clark with their preserved campsites, while also offering a rich tapestry of natural beauty. As you navigate this route, you’ll encounter lush cottonwood bottoms, rugged river bluffs, thriving riparian ecosystems, and the scenic landscapes of farmland.
The Fort Benton to Wood Bottom trip is a flexible adventure, spanning from 4 to 7 hours, contingent on factors such as your own paddling efforts, prevailing winds, and the flow of the river current. This segment is perfectly suited for those seeking an extended and immersive experience on the water. It covers a significant distance and promises a more active and engaging float compared to the leisurely Carter to Fort Benton journey.
For those with a passion for paddling and a desire to spend more time on the river, the Fort Benton to Wood Bottom excursion allows you to delve deeper into the heart of the Missouri River Breaks National Monument. It’s an opportunity to connect with the natural and historical elements of this iconic region while enjoying a dynamic and rewarding float trip. If you are looking for a more inclusive day trip check out our guided day trips
We meet you at our storefront location (1856 Hwy 387, Fort Benton). At that point we will have you pay your balance, sign waivers, go over safety and paddle instructions. We will then caravan (20 minutes) to the wood bottom where you will leave your vehicle and end your trip.
From Wood Bottom, we will drive you to the start of 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.
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. There is no cell phone service at Wood Bottom.
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