During a fine canoe trip early this fall, we joined several friends to canoe the Missouri River from Coal Banks Campground to Judith Landing.
It was a great trip: What could be better than canoeing the great Missouri with good friends in September, and viewing the spectacular Missouri Breaks scenery? We spent three warm, sunny — and sometimes very windy — days on the river and three cool nights snug in our tents in BLM campgrounds.
The night before launching our canoes, we stayed at the Coal Banks Campground, and en route downstream, we camped at Hole-in-the-Wall and Slaughter River. We also stopped for breaks at Eagle Creek and Dark Butte.
Each of these BLM site was well-planned, provisioned and maintained. These BLM facilities added greatly to our enjoyment of the wild and scenic Missouri River.
A huge thanks goes to the monument staff and the River Rangers! We look forward to doing it all again, except next time, we'll extend our trip.
Mary Frieze and Clint Loomis