On the Water

Register for trips and classes online, or at the Outdoor Program located on the northeast corner of the Fitness and Recreation Center near Washington-Grizzly stadium.  Call (406) 243-5172 for more information.

Alberton Gorge Rafting Trips

  • When: August 26, 30, September 7
  • Description: Experience great class III+ whitewater and spectacular scenery on the Clark Fork River west of Missoula. We meet at 7:30am at the Outdoor Program and return approximately 4:00pm.
  • Cost: $65 each/per person. Includes transportation, equipment, guides, and lunch.
  • Register at least 3 days prior to trip date.

Fly Fishing Class

  • When: Thursday evenings, 6-8pm in ED 214. September 10, 17, 24, and October 1. All day field trips on September 26 and October 3.
  • Description: Taught by experts from the Missoulian Angler, you will learn the equipment and skills needed to successfully fly fish. This class includes four classroom days and two all day field trips. Instruction, equipment and transportation provided.
  • Cost: $65 per person. Includes instruction, equipment and transportation.
  • Register by: September 8

Swiftwater Rescue Training Course

  • When: September 11, 12, 13
  • Description: For boaters, kayakers, anglers, and anyone looking to train in rescue on moving water. This course is certified and taught by the Whitewater Rescue Institute.
  • Cost: $295
  • Register by: September 8

Fundamentals of Whitewater Kayaking

  • When: September 29, October 1, 6 (8:30-10:30pm pool days), October 8, 13 (5:00-8:00pm Clark Fork River), and October 18 (Blackfoot River)
  • Description: Learn the basic strokes, how to read whitewater, the roll and an introduction to moving water and boat safety.
  • Cost: $185. Cost includes instruction, equipment, transportation and pool entry. 
  • Register by: September 23

Campus Recreation is an equal opportunity service provider that conducts certain activities under special permit with the US Forest Service, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the Bureau of Land Management. The University of Montana's Campus Recreation trips are permitted on the Lolo, Bitterroot, and Clearwater National Forests (Clause VII.B.). The UM Outdoor Program is partners with Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics and a member of the American Canoe Association, Trout Unlimited, The Access Fund and the Professional Ski Instructors of America.