Three Forks, Montana: One of Montana's "Last Best Places!"
Three Forks is nestled in the Gallatin Valley surrounded by the Snow capped Rocky mountains. The many rivers that flow through the valley - The Gallatin, The Madison, and The Jefferson Rivers have an abundance of wildlife. Besides having internationally famous clear water for trout fishing, the history of the area includes Lewis and Clark and the mountain men who first explored the Three Forks area river-bottoms. Three Forks has all the amenities for a great outdoor vacation: great eateries , clean motels, close health care and small town friendliness that pulls visitors into the family. Whether you visit for a DAY canoe or kayak trip or a guided fly fishing trip, the friendliness will give you a place in Montana to be comfortable.
Lodging links: Broken Spur Motel, Sacagawea Inn, Fort Three Forks Motel
Three Forks Area Attractions to Visit
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Three Forks is a real western town with cowboys, cattle, and horses. In the spring of the year, horses are rounded up and herded from range to new pastures, but they have to move the roundup through Three Forks downtown in route. Annual rodeo in July brings in visitors for some western fun with a authentic professional rodeo.
Winding through the vast ranch and fertile farm lands are three rivers ( Jefferson, Madison, and Jefferson), which meet and make the "first drop" of the mighty Missouri River. The Headwaters of the Missouri was seen in 1803 by white men for the first time during the exploration by Lewis and Clark. The Lewis and Clark expedition comissioned by President Thomas Jefferson has led to a "National Watershed" for the country, which has become an inadvertent treasure for canoe and kayak enthusiasts.