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The Upper Missouri River Keelboat Co. invites you to take a step back in time on the scenic & historic Missouri River. Travel the watery trail of Lewis & Clark through country virtually unchanged since their days.


Experience this beautiful and unique area with its varied and abundant wildlife from the comfort and peacefulness of the keelboat, "Gen. Wm. Ashley". A 38 ft. replica of the keelboats that plied the fur trade on the upper Missouri before the days of the steamboats.

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.

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