Float permit applications for Smith River State Park are available on Jan. 2

Star Staff
Friday, December 21, 2018

Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov)  announced today that 2019 float permit applications for Smith River State Park will be available Wednesday, Jan. 2, through Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019.

The permit drawing will be on Monday, March 4, 2019, according to a news release from Montana State Parks.

Celebrated for its spectacular scenery, remote location and excellent trout fishing, the Smith River is one of Montana’s most sought-after outdoor recreation experiences.

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

Applications must be submitted, or post marked by Feb. 14, 2019. Applicants pay a $10 non-refundable permit application fee.

Permit lottery results will be available online on at stateparks.mt.gov. Successful applicants also will be notified through the mail.

Those who receive a permit will pay the appropriate float fees at Camp Baker prior to launching.

For more information about Smith River State Park visit http://stateparks.mt.gov/smithriver/.