Application Period for the 2020 Smith River Private Float Permit lottery is Jan. 2 - Feb. 13, 2020
January 29, 2020
Smith River State Park offers gorgeous scenery in a remote setting. Renowned trout fishing is just one of the recreational opportunities that make a float trip on the 59-mile Smith River an unforgettable experience.
The Smith River is so popular that a permit is required to float it. The permit process allows visitors a quality, multi-day float in relative solitude.
If you aren’t awarded a permit, you still have a chance to float the Smith River by calling the Smith River Reservation Line at (406) 454-5861 beginning March 11, 2019 (between 8am and Noon, Monday through Fri...