Put on by the American Packrafting Association, the first annual Packraft Roundup will be at the Big Creek Campground on the North Fork of the Flathead, July 11-13th. A one day swiftwater rescue course will be held on Friday the 11th. Cost for the former is 30 bucks (including camping), and 75 for the later. Given that Big Creek is a mere 30 minutes away, I can’t but do both.
Rivers and creek should be up but clear, and fishing should be just coming into shape. Bugs can be bad then, but the campground has a decent riverside breeze amongst its nice ponderosa stands.
If you can make it, it’ll be worth your while.