A man waist deep in water holding a silver fish and his fishing rod

Boating and fishing is permitted on the Missouri River and Fort Peck Reservoir. Numerous boat ramps and several marinas are located around the Refuge. Fishing for walleye, sauger, paddlefish, and northern pike, among other species, is very popular. A Montana state license is required, and state limits and seasons apply. Information on water levels can be found on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Fort Peck Project website.

The uppermost 12 miles of the Missouri River within the Refuge form part of the Wild and Scenic Missouri River which offers spectacular scenery and is a popular canoeing river. Please contact the Bureau of Land Management, Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument, for information on recreation opportunities and seasonal motor boat restrictions on the Wild and Scenic portions of the Missouri River.

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