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By law, all motorists hauling motorized or nonmotorized watercraft – including rafts, drift boats, canoes and kayaks – must stop. It’s the law.

You must stop at every inspection station you encounter—even if your boat was inspected that day. Subsequent stops will be brief but you must stop.

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Watercraft Inspection and Decontamination Stations

Closing for the season on October 15:

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks aquatic invasive species inspection stations will close for the season on Oct. 15. Boaters are responsible for ensuring watercraft are clean, drained and dry and can contact the regional FWP office locations during regular office hours, 8AM-5PM Monday-Friday, if in need of an inspection.

 

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Station Type Hours
Anaconda Class I Inspection  7:30 AM - 6:30 PM Mon - Thu
7:30 AM - 8:30 PM Fri - Sat
6:30 AM - 3:30 PM Sun

Clearwater Junction Class I Inspection

7 AM - 7 PM Sun - Sat

Culbertson Rest Area Class I Inspection  6 AM - 5 PM Mon - Sun
Dena Mora Rest Area Class I Inspection 
9 AM - 5 PM Sun - Wed;
8 AM - 7 PM Thu - Sat
Dillon Class I Inspection  7 AM - 7 PM Mon - Thu;
Dawn to Dusk Fri - Sun

Eureka Class I Inspection  8 AM - 7 PM Sun - Wed;
8 AM - 8 PM Thu - Sat

Fort Peck - Duck Creek Info Booth Class I Inspection  6:30 AM - 4:30 PM Mon - Thu
6:30 AM - 5:30 PM Fri - Sun

Hardin Class I Inspection  9 AM - 7 PM Mon - Sun
Helena - Highway 12 Class I Inspection  9:30 AM - 7 PM Mon;
9 AM - 7 PM Tues - Thu;
8 AM - 7 PM Fri - Sun

Lincoln Class I Inspection  8 AM - 6 PM Mon - Thu;
Dawn to Dusk Fri - Sun

Ravalli Class I Inspection  8 AM - 7 PM Mon - Sun
Sula Class I Inspection  7 AM - 7 PM Mon - Thu;
Dawn to Dusk Fri - Sun

Thompson Falls Class I Inspection  8 AM - 7 PM Mon - Sun
Tiber Marina Class I Inspection  8 AM - 7 PM Mon - Thu;
7 AM - 7 PM Fri - Sun

Tiber VFW Campground Class I Inspection

8 AM - 7 PM Mon - Thu;
7 AM - 7 PM Fri - Sun

Tongue River Reservoir State Park Class I Inspection  8 AM - 6 PM Thu - Fri;
7 AM - 5 PM Sat - Sun

Troy Rest Area Class I Inspection  8 AM - 6 PM Mon - Thu;
8 AM - 7 PM Fri -  Sun
Wibaux I-94 Westbound Class I Inspection  7 AM - 6 PM Mon - Thu;
7 AM - 7 PM Fri - Sun

Billings - FWP Office Class II Inspection  8 AM - 5 PM Mon - Fri
Bozeman - FWP Office Class II Inspection  8 AM - 5 PM Mon - Fri
Glasgow - FWP Office Class II Inspection  8 AM - 5 PM Mon - Fri
Great Falls - FWP Office Class II Inspection  8 AM - 5 PM Mon - Fri
Havre - FWP Office Class II Inspection  10 AM - 2 PM Mon - Fri
Helena - FWP Office Class II Inspection  8 AM - 5 PM Mon - Fri
Kalispell - FWP Office Class II Inspection  8 AM - 5 PM Mon - Fri
Lewistown - FWP Office Class II Inspection  10 AM - 2 PM Mon - Fri
Miles City - FWP Office Class II Inspection  8 AM - 5 PM Mon - Fri
Missoula - FWP Office Class II Inspection  8 AM - 5 PM Mon - Fri
Canyon Ferry - BOR Visitor Center Decontamination  9:30 AM - 7 PM Mon - Wed;
11:30 AM - 7 PM Thu;
8:30 AM - 7 PM Fri - Sun

Canyon Ferry - Goose Bay Decontamination  9:30 AM - 7 PM Mon - Wed;
11:30 AM - 7 PM Thu;
8:30 AM - 7 PM Fri - Sun

Canyon Ferry - Hellgate Decontamination  9:30 AM - 7 PM Mon - Wed;
11:30 AM - 7 PM Thu;
8:30 AM - 7 PM Fri - Sun

Canyon Ferry - Silos Decontamination  8:30 AM - 7 PM Mon - Wed;
10 AM - 7 PM Thu;
7:30 AM - 7 PM Fri - Sun

Tiber - Galata Decontamination  Closed Aug 28 forward;
proceed to Overlook for decon


Tiber - Overlook Decontamination  8 AM - 7 PM Mon - Thu;
7 AM - 7 PM Fri - Sun

Tiber - South Bootlegger Decontamination  Closed Aug 21 forward and
Local Boater Only


Tiber - Willow Creek Decontamination  Closed Aug 21 forward and
Local Boater Only


Bighorn Canyon NRA -
Crooked Creek
Partner Agency  See NPS website
Bighorn Canyon NRA -
Fort Smith
Partner Agency  See NPS website
Browning Partner Agency  n/a
City of Whitefish -
City Beach
Partner Agency Visit website
City of Whitefish -
State Park
Partner Agency Visit website
CSKT Fish & Wildlife Office Partner Agency  See CSKT website
Frannie Partner Agency  Visit website
Highway 20 Partner Agency  Dawn to Dusk
Highway 87 Partner Agency  Dawn to Dusk
Jesco Marine Partner Agency  n/a
Missoula Cty Extn Office -
Seeley Roving
Partner Agency Download schedule (PDF)
Missoula Cty Extn Office -
Swan Roving
Partner Agency Download schedule (PDF)
Sheridan Partner Agency  Visit website
West Glacier Partner Agency  See NPS website

 

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Incident Command Center
P.O. Box 201601
Helena, MT 59620
Phone: (406) 444-2440


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To protect Montana’s waters and native aquatic species, please follow these rules and guidelines:

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