2022 River Gear Swap + Celebration Sept. 24th
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: September 22, 2022

This Public Lands Day Flathead RiverAlliance and Montana Kayak Academy invites the public to join their season-ending river gear swap and celebration Saturday, Sept. 24th, 2022 2PM-6PM at Marantette Park (133 13th St. E., Columbia Falls). Anyone can bring and sell river-related equipment, new and used during the one day event. This is your chance to buy, sell and swap: rafts, kayaks, SUPs, inflatable kayaks, PFDs/life jackets, wetsuits, splash jackets, roof racks, repair kits, and more. Come toast to a great float season and celebrate the region’s incredible waterways! Swing by 4PM-6PM for a bite to eat and bring a cup for a fill up thanks to generous donations from Flathead Lake Brewing, Sacred Waters Brewing and Backslope Brewing.

Do you have used or new river gear you would like to sell or donate? There are several ways to participate in the event while supporting both non-profit organizations: sell person to person, silent auction- you get asking price and anything above is donated, or donate gear. Any donated gear can be dropped at Lary’s Fly & Supply (604 Nucleus Ave., Columbia Falls, MT) now till Sept. 23rd or Marantette Park Sept. 24th. Donated gear will be sold Sept. 24th during event and 100% of those proceeds will benefit non-profit organization host programming.

For information, visit www.flatheadrivers.org/events/2022-river-gear-swap or email info@flatheadrivers.org or dave@montanakayakacademy.com.

Flathead RiverAlliance supports and enhances the outstanding and remarkable Three Forks of the Flathead River, while ensuring access and enjoyment for all. The river system has the significance of inspiring the idea of a National Wild and Scenic Rivers System and contributing 85% of the water entering Flathead Lake.


Montana Kayak Academy provides free certified whitewater kayak instruction to youth; instilling confidence, respect and river stewardship.

Thank you to this year’s sponsors: NRS, Flathead Lake Brewing Co., Sacred Waters Brewing Co., Backslope Brewing, FASTSIGNS, Whitefish Credit Union, and Glacier Bank.

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