Clark Fork Kids Float

“This is my favorite day of the year – it makes all the hard days worth it.”   – Clark Fork Kids Float participant

A first time raft trip is an unforgettable experience. Think: sheer joy, utter thrill, and unbridled happiness.

You have the power to make that possible for a disadvantaged child in western Montana. Each year we take 50 to 75 of kids from regional youth shelters and group homes on a whitewater rafting trip through Alberton Gorge on the Clark Fork River, connecting many of them to the river for the first time ever in their lives. It’s the thrill of a lifetime and an experience they never forget.

CFKF waveYou can help give dozens of children this kind of adventure on the river. The Clark Fork Kids Float lets these youngsters get outdoors, learn new skills, enjoy the river and all it has to offer, and help make the Clark Fork a bigger part of their lives. Our hope is that the experience sparks a broader understanding of the river and its surrounding ecosystem, helping tomorrow’s leaders “see” the river for the first time, and perhaps even cultivating a desire to preserve and protect the watershed.

Your support also helps with our Adopt-a-Stream program in which these kids  build on their new knowledge of the river by “adopting” a tributary for the summer. They learn new skills and a bit of riparian science along the way, as they help care for a local stream in need.

This annual event is made possible by generous support of Montana River Guides and the many friends of the Clark Fork Coalition – like you!

Everyone deserves a great day on the river. Want to be a part of it? Support the Clark Fork Kids Float. Contact Liz at or call 406-542-0539 for more information.