Montana State Parks announced today that the 2018 permit lottery drawing results to float Smith River State Park are available online at stateparks.mt.gov. Successful applicants will also be notified by mail.
Permits are required to float the iconic 59-mile stretch of the Smith River which is celebrated for its spectacular scenery, remote location and excellent trout fishing. A total of 1,284 float permits were awarded for the upcoming season.
If you were not successful in the regular permit drawing, Smith River Super Permit chances are available for $5 per chance through March 15, 2018. One Super Permit winner will be allowed to launch on any date of their choosing. Chances may be purchased online at stateparks.mt.gov or at any Montana Fish, Wildlife, & Parks regional office. The drawing will be held on March 19, 2018.
Unsuccessful permit applicants for 2018 may also call the Smith River Reservation and Information Line at (406) 454-5861 beginning Monday, March 12, 2018 to request any remaining launch dates or cancelled permits. The call line will be open Monday through Friday from 8am to Noon.
For more information about Smith River State Park visit: http://stateparks.mt.gov/smith-river/
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