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Virgelle Merc & Missouri River Canoe Company

Listing Type: Outfitter/Guide
City: Fort Benton Montana
Phone: 800-426-2926
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Description: Missouri River Canoe Company is located at Virgelle, a restored homestead - era settlement in a remote setting on the Upper Missouri National Wild & Scenic River. Our headquarters in the historic Virgelle Mercantile offers a variety of outfitting options for canoe trips on the Missouri, from canoe/kayak rentals, to fully outfitted trips including canoes, shuttle, food, and camping gear, to complete guided expeditions. The Missouri is a flat water river, easily navigable by beginners, and geologically and historically rich enough to intrigue experienced river enthusiasts. This is a quiet calm, remote river, offering the ultimate relaxing getaway. You can camp where Lewis and Clark camped and read their journal entries describing the terrain and their experiences there. Explore long abandoned homesteads and wood hawk cabins to get a sense of the tough beginnings of white settlement of the West.

Before and/or after your river trip, we offer historic accommodations in Virgelle. Choose from an authentic homestead experience in comfortable but primitive homestead cabins or be catered to in our lovely Bed and Breakfast rooms upstairs in the Mercantile.

Directions: The Missouri River Canoe Company is located at Virgelle, 75 miles north east of Great Falls. Take Highway 87 from Great Falls toward Havre. About 12 miles past Loma, after mile marker 66, turn right onto a gravel road at the sign that says Coal Banks Landing. Follow the road about 8 miles until it comes to a T. Turn right, and the Virgelle Mercantile will be about 0.1 mile further, on your left

.If coming from Havre, follow Highway 87 past Big Sandy about 7 miles to a turn off marked Virgelle. Turn left onto a gravel road, follow it about 8 miles, to the Virgelle Mercantile, on your left. - A Montana Outfitter and Guide Directory
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