Waterton River

The Waterton River flows northeast from the Waterton Lakes to merge with the Belly River north of Stand Off, Alberta. It is interrupted in its journey by the Waterton Reservoir.

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Latitude: 49.113884 Longitude: -113.841705 Elevation: 4198 ft
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Fishing Highlights

The Waterton River's best fishing is inside Waterton Lakes National Park, where it connects Middle and Lower Waterton Lakes. The 2-km stretch contains cutthroat and rainbow trout and is open for angling from July 1 to October 31. A national park fishing permit is required for fishing, and is available at the information centre and other outlets in the community of Waterton.

For more information,  visit http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/ab/waterton/activ/activ1/d.aspx

Paddling Highlights

Paddlers put in at Waterton National Park for a (30 km 18 mi) Class I and II drift to Waterton Reservoir.

Driving Directions from Nearest Town or Landmark

Access is from Provincial Highway 5, inside Waterton Lakes National Park.

Boat Access Locations

From Alberta Highway 5, inside Waterton Lakes National Park, two unpaved roads lead east to the section of Waterton River linking the middle and lower lakes.

Fishing Access Highlights

From Alberta Highway 5, inside Waterton Lakes National Park, two unpaved roads lead east to the section of Waterton River linking the middle and lower lakes.

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