Enjoy the official visitors information website about Montana located in the United States offering the widest selection of watercraft rentals at all boating lakes, rivers, and reservoirs. Our services cover the entire state and here we have great information on what the area offers. The western third of Montana contains numerous mountain ranges nice for hiking, biking, camping, and adventures. Smaller, "island ranges" are found in the central third of the state, named ranges of the Rocky Mountains. Montana has several nicknames, none official, including: "Big Sky Country" and "The Treasure State", and slogans that include "Land of the Shining Mountains" and more recently, "The Last Best Place". It is the forth most extensive, but the seventh least populous and the third least densely populated of the 50 States. The economy is primarily based on services, with ranching, wheat farming, oil and coal mining in the east, and lumber, tourism, and hard rock mining in the west. Millions of tourists annually visit Glacier National Park, the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, and three of the five entrances to Yellowstone National Park.
Montana is the fourth largest state in the United States (after Alaska, Texas, and California), the largest landlocked state. To the north, Montana shares a 545-mile border with three Canadian provinces: British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. To the east, the state borders North Dakota and South Dakota and To the south lies Wyoming and to the west and southwest is Idaho. Montana also contains numerous rivers, many of which are known for "blue-ribbon" trout fishing, while also providing most of the water needed by residents of the state, and hydropower.
West of the divide, the Clark Fork of the Columbia rises in the Rocky Mountains near Butte and flows northwest to Missoula, where it is joined by the Blackfoot River and Bitterroot River, and further downstream by the Flathead River, before entering Idaho near Lake Pend Oreille, exiting it by the Pend Oreille River which flows west, then north through Washington into Canada. Just over the border, it meets the Columbia River which you can enjoy houseboating, jet skis, boat rentals, and water sport lessons and tours. The Clark Fork passes the greatest volume of water of any river exiting the state. The Flathead and Kootenai rivers also drain major portions of the western half of the state.
East of the divide, the Missouri River—formed by the confluence of the Jefferson, Madison, and Gallatin rivers—crosses the central part of the state, flows through the Missouri breaks and enters North Dakota which state we also offer our rentals and charter services. The Yellowstone River rises in Yellowstone Park in Wyoming, flows north to Livingston, Montana, where it then turns east and flows through Billings, continuing across the state until it joins the Missouri River. Other major Montana tributaries of the Missouri include the Milk, Marias, Tongue, and Musselshell rivers. Montana claims the disputed title of possessing the "world's shortest river," the Roe River, just outside Great Falls, Montana. Through the Missouri, these rivers ultimately join the Mississippi River and flow into the Gulf of Mexico. With services to over 13 states and over 300 boating lakes you can enjoy your vacation with our rentals in many popular lakes!