What water recreational activities are at Canyon Ferry Crossing?
Canyon Ferry Lake is the first and largest of a chain of three lakes in the area. This 27-mile long and delightfully uncrowded lake offers secluded islands, sand beaches, swimming, boating, water skiing and sailing. A full service marina is located nearby and the yacht club schedules sail boat races throughout the summer. The lake holds trout, salmon, walleye and pike for fishing. Scenic boat tours on the third lake explore a canyon that so impressed Lewis and Clark that they named it “Gates of the Mountains”. The 60-mile stretch of the’Missouri River north of the third lake is one of the finest Blue Ribbon trout streams in the country, featuring dry fly-fishing for very large and numerous rainbow and brown trout.
Canyon Ferry Crossing is an excellent base for day trips to Montana’s other nearby fabled trout streams, many of which are within an one-hour drive.