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Some inspection stations are not open for the 2019 season. See map below.

Watercraft inspections are required. If you cannot get to an open inspection station you can get your watercraft inspected at a regional or area FWP office.

Plan ahead and get your watercraft inspected prior to launching if:

  • You are coming into Montana from out-of-state.
  • You are traveling west over the Continental Divide into western Montana (the Columbia River Basin).
  • You are coming off Tiber or Canyon Ferry Reservoirs.
    • Certified boaters must still follow the terms of their contract; they are required to get an inspection if they are travelling to another waterbody.
    • Certified boater ramps will remain open ONLY to certified boaters.
  • You are launching anywhere within the Flathead Basin and your watercraft last launched on waters outside of the Flathead Basin.

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Watercraft Inspection Stations

 

 

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Station Name Start Date Close Date Hours of Operation
Anaconda 4/6/19 9/29/19 7:00AM - 8:00PM
Babb TBD TBD TBD
Bighorn Canyon NRA TBD TBD TBD
Birch Creek TBD TBD TBD
Browning 4/3/19 TBD 7:30AM - 7:30PM
Canyon Ferry Goosebay 5/25/19 9/15/19 8:30AM - 8:30PM Mon-Thurs
7:00AM - 8:30PM Fri-Sun
Canyon Ferry Hellgate 5/18/19 9/15/19 8:30AM - 8:30PM Mon-Thurs
7:00AM - 8:30PM Fri-Sun
Canyon Ferry North 5/11/19 10/13/19 8:30AM - 8:30PM Mon-Thurs
7:00AM - 8:30PM Fri-Sun
Canyon Ferry Silos 5/11/19 10/13/19 8:30AM - 8:30PM Mon-Thurs
7:00AM - 8:30PM Fri-Sun
Clearwater Junction 4/11/19 TBD 8:00AM - 6:00PM
CSKT Office Visit www.csktnomussels.org for more info
Cut Bank TBD TBD TBD
Dillon 4/6/19 9/22/19 9:45AM - 6:15PM Mon-Thurs
8:45AM - 7:15PM Fri-Sun
Eureka 5/25/19 9/15/19 8:00AM - 8:00PM
Flowing Wells 5/19/19 9/29/19 TBD
Fort Peck Roving 5/17/19 9/3/19 TBD
Fresno 5/17/19 9/3/19 TBD
FWP Kalispell (weekends/holidays) 3/13/19 10/15/19 9:00AM - 5:00PM Sat-Sun
FWP Regional Offices 1/2/19 12/31/19 8:00AM - 5:00PM Mon-Fri
Glacier National Park Visit www.nps.gov/glac for more info
Hardin 4/19/19 9/29/19 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Helena US-12 5/18/19 10/13/19 TBD
Nashua 5/19/19 9/29/19 TBD
Plains 5/11/19 9/15/19 7:00AM - 7:00PM
Ravalli 3/15/19 10/15/19 7:00AM - 7:00PM
St. Regis 5/18/19 9/15/19 6:00AM - 10:00PM
Sula 5/18/19 9/15/19 TBD
Tiber Marina 5/11/19 10/13/19 6:00AM - 9:00PM 
Tiber VFW Campground 5/11/19 10/13/19 6:00AM - 9:00PM 
Tiber Willow Creek 5/25/19 9/6/19 6:00AM - 9:00PM 
Tongue River 5/25/19 9/29/19 7:00AM - 5:00PM
Troy 5/25/19 9/15/19 6:00AM - 10:00PM
Whitefish Lake City Beach 5/1/19 9/30/19 6:00AM - 9:00PM
Whitefish Lake Decon 5/1/19 9/30/19 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Whitefish Lake State Park 5/1/19 9/30/19 7:00AM - 10:00PM
Wibaux 4/16/19 9/29/19 7:00AM - 7:00PM

 

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AIS Bureau, Montana FWP
1420 East Sixth Avenue
Helena, MT 59620
Phone: (406) 444-2440


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