Day Trip Packing List


Fish on, rain or shine! Prepare below — you don’t need much except a Montana fishing license!

  • Montana State Fishing License – purchase online!
  • Bring your own fishing gear or use your guide’s – no fishing equipment is necessary.
  • River sandals or shoes you don’t mind getting wet. (Wetsuit booties are provided at no additional cost if you don’t have the appropriate footwear.)
  • Water bottle
  • Sunglasses and straps – polarized recommended!
  • Spare corrective eyewear, glasses, or contacts
  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun hat or ball cap
  • Rain jacket, fully waterproof
  • Layers, depending on weather

  • Gratuity for guide (10-20% is the standard for our industry)
  • Bandana (optional)
  • Camera (optional)
  • Compact binoculars (optional)

Overnight Packing List


Clothing


  • Quick dry shorts (1 for the river/ 1 for camp)
  • Synthetic wicking t-shirt (1 for the river/ 1 for camp)
  • Swimsuit
  • Long underwear top and bottom (midweight, synthetic)
  • Midweight fleece or wool jacket or sweater
  • Midweight fleece pants (for use while at camp)
  • Fleece or insulated jacket (needed in June and September)
  • Waterproof rain jacket and pant
  • Fleece or wool hat
  • Fleece or wool gloves
  • Wool or synthetic socks
  • River sandals or sneakers for rafting. (We provide wetsuit booties if necessary)
  • Dry shoes for camp

Miscellaneous Essentials


  • Ziploc bags (larger size, to organize, keep items clean and dry)
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, wash cloth, sanitary wipes)
  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • Sunglasses and straps – polarized recommended for fishing!
  • Eyeglass retention strap
  • Spare corrective eyewear, glasses, or contacts
  • Sun hat or ball cap
  • Insect repellent
  • Headlamp with fresh batteries
  • Water bottle
  • Gratuity for guide (15% is the standard for our industry)

Optional Items


  • Waterproof camera
  • Waterproof binoculars
  • Camp towel
  • Camp pillow (lightweight, packable)
  • Bandana
  • Ear plugs
  • Alcoholic beverages (no glass)

Provided (no additional cost on guided trips)


  • River Equipment including Rafts and Accessories
  • Life Jackets
  • All Camping Gear (includes tent, sleeping bag, sleeping bag liner and sleeping mat)
  • All Group Cooking Gear, Food and Water
  • Dry Bags
  • Wetsuits and Booties
  • Splash Gear
  • Group First Aid Kit
  • Bear Spray
  • Toilet Paper
  • Toilet System for Camp
  • Hand Sanitizer

Additional Info


  • Montana State Fishing License – purchase online!
  • Bring your own fishing gear or use your guides – no fishing equipment is necessary.

Most of these items are available for sale in our West Glacier office if you forget something.  Hiking, backpacking, camping, and river gear is available to rent – reservations are recommended.