Private Auto

Do you want a flexible river takout time? If so, having your vehicle at the takout waiting for you is ideal. We drive your vehicle from the put-in location to the takeout location so that you don’t have to worry about wasting time shuffling rigs around. Spend more time on the water and less time on the roads.

Upper Missouri River

Fort Benton to Coal Banks

Shuttle distance round trip 73 Miles

1 Vehicle

2 Vehicles

3+ Vehicles

$100
$75 each
$65 each

Fort Benton to Judith

Shuttle distance round trip 157.2 Miles

1 Vehicle

2 Vehicles

3+ Vehicles

$225
$200 each
$190 each

Wood Bottom to Judith

Shuttle distance round trip 167.7 Miles

1 Vehicle

2 Vehicles

3+ Vehicles

$225
$200 each
$190 each

Coal Banks to Judith

Shuttle distance round trip 168.4 Miles

1 Vehicle

2 Vehicles

3+ Vehicles

$225
$200 each
$190 each

Fort Benton to Kipp

Shuttle distance round trip 290 Miles

1 Vehicle

2 Vehicles

3+ Vehicles

$375
$350 each
$325 each

Wood Bottom to Kipp

Shuttle distance round trip 310 Miles

1 Vehicle

2 Vehicles

3+ Vehicles

$400
$350 each
$325 each

Coal Banks to Kipp

Shuttle distance round trip 363 Miles

1 Vehicle

2 Vehicles

3+ Vehicles

$425
$400 each
$350 each

Judith to Kipp

Shuttle distance round trip 320.3 Miles

1 Vehicle

2 Vehicles

3+ Vehicles

$400
$390 each
$375 each

Marias River

Tiber to 223

Shuttle distance round trip 96.6 Miles

1 Vehicle

2 Vehicles

3+ Vehicles

$200
$175 each
$150 each

Tiber to Moffat Bridge

Shuttle distance round trip 108 Miles

1 Vehicle

2 Vehicles

3+ Vehicles

$175
$160 each
$150 each

Tiber to Pugsley Bridge

Shuttle distance round trip 102.8 Miles

1 Vehicle

2 Vehicles

3+ Vehicles

$175
$160 each
$150 each

Tiber to Loma

Shuttle distance round trip 116.6 Miles

1 Vehicle

2 Vehicles

3+ Vehicles

$175
$160 each
$150 each

223 to Loma

Shuttle distance round trip 77.6 Miles

1 Vehicle

2 Vehicles

3+ Vehicles

$150
$140 each
$125 each

Important information

If you are reserving a private auto shuttle less than two weeks in advance please call to check availability

Generic Information

All Shuttles going to James Kipp Recreation from Coal Banks and Fort Benton will be pre-stationed at our warehouse location

Vehicle breakdowns cost us time, money and ultimately affect our shuttle fees. They will also cost you. When breakdowns or delays cause a number of shuttle drivers to be detained, we will pass that charge onto you to cover those expenses

Before you leave for your river trip, make sure your vehicle is mechanically sound. Check lights, fluids, belts, and tires. You will be charged an additional fee to bring fluids to a safe level.

If we find your vehicle not drivable due to vehicle condition, safe travel speeds, bad tires, etc. we will not drive it and will be there at the takeout to pick you up the day you get off between 12-12:30. You will pay for drivers’ time and a van shuttle

Rental Cars

We DO NOT drive third party vehicles

Trailers

We do not charge extra to shuttle trailers, but trailers must be able to travel safely at normal road speeds (65 MPH on highway and 35 MPH gravel)

Trailer hitch and ball must be the correct size and the hitch must be attached securely. The hitch must be appropriate for the weight and size of the trailer. You must have safety chains and trailer lights must work.

Trailers must have a spare tire that is attached securely. If the trailer spare or hitch is locked, be sure to leave us a key.

Do not leave garbage or loose items in trailer or back of truck.

Vehicle Check-In/ Key Drops

The ONLY location to drop keys is at our storefront in Fort Benton. If it is after hours, you must put keys in an envelope and label them.

If you do not plan on dropping keys in Fort Benton, you must indicate on the reservation form where keys will be left on/in the vehicle.

Payment Options

We can take credit card over the phone but charge 3%

Payment can also be left in the vehicle if specified on the form

Online payment system

Mail check to PO Box 99, Fort Benton, MT 59442 (checks are made payable to Missouri River Outfitters)

Private Auto Form