Flathead River South Fork
The South Fork of the Flathead River begins deep in the heart of Bob Marshall Wilderness complex, one of the countries largest designated wilderness areas. Sprawling more than 1.5 million acres, the Bob Marshall Wilderness complex (known to locals as "the Bob"), which also includes the Great Bear Wilderness and the Scapegoat Wilderness, is possibly the wildest location in the lower 48 states. Grizzly Bears, Moose, Elk and Wolves all call the Bob home.
After traveling more than 40 miles, the South Fork finally leaves the protected wilderness area, and begins to follow the reservoir roads for another 20 miles until spilling into the Hungry Horse Reservoir. The reservoir is more than 50 miles long, created by the 460-foot Hungry Horse Dam. Below the dam, the South Fork flows for 5 miles before entering the Flathead River in the town of Hungry Horse.