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Take a step back in time, on the beautiful and historic Missouri River, aboard the General William Ashley (A thirty-eight foot replica of the keelboats that plied this magnificent and great river of the west, in the nineteenth century). The General offers a taste of wilderness with a touch of class. Enjoy the amenities of a spacious cabin, a walk-around deck, and a stable watercraft on the slow but powerful Missouri River. Let the pace of the old river's current become a life-long friend, as you experience the sights and sounds of this world-class national treasure.

The "Gen. Wm. Ashley" was designed specifically for the shallow waters of the Upper Missouri River and is extremely maneuverable and stable in all conditions. An experienced crew of three (all in period dress) man the boat.

A minimum of 6 to a maximum of 10 guests can be seated comfortably in the mid-ships cabin or experience hands-on keelboating to further enhance this unique Lewis & Clark experience. Reservations in advance are required in order to provide our guests with the best experence possible.

Guests will have the opportunity to experience living-history presentations and primitive skills demonstrations from a direct descendent of one of the area's first settlers. Short scenic hikes to vantage points and historical sites will be offered. Discover what a river looked like at the time of Lewis & Clark in 1805.

"..The bluffs of the river rise to the hight of from 2 to 300 feet and in most places nearly perpendicular: a thousand grotesque figures, which with a little imagination, at a distance are made to represent eligant ranges of lofty freestone buildings, having their paripets well stocked with statuary..." (Lewis and Clark journals May 31, 1805)


Upper Missouri River Keelboat Company
P.O. Box 201
Loma, MT 59460