Summer Adventure 2021: Week Three – Canyon Ferry Lake, Montana

In week three we traveled southwest from Great Falls to Confederate Campground (public land) on Canyon Ferry Lake, Montana. We camped right on the banks of the lake for three nights and it was completely free.

While we were there we unpacked our kayaks for the first time on this trip and floated around the bay of this beautiful and quite large lake.

The lake was created by damming up the Missouri River. This also meant there is a strong under current and made it a little intimidating for us beginner kayakers.

There were many encounters with wildlife as well. Deer, eagle, Canadian Geese, pheasant, skunk, prong horn, and many other bird species.

The weather was perfect the first day, the second day a very powerful wind storm blew up and quickly became a dust storm. The third day started out calm, but later in the day another wind storm roared through our campsite kicking up more dust and sand.

Canyon Ferry Lake.
Our campsite on the shores of Canyon Ferry Lake
We shared our campsite with our friends and traveling companions Tai & Jane
There’s a lot of work involved with inflatable kayaks before and after taking them out on the water. Cleaning, drying, inflating and deflating.
Me and MaryAnn carrying our kayak back from the beach.
Me and MaryAnn coming out of the water. The picture doesn’t show it, but we both fell into the water getting out of our kayak. Our feet sunk into the mud causing us to fall.
Our campsite from out on the lake in our kayak.
Our attempt to take a selfie.
Easier to take a selfie with just two people.
Tai & Jane
Another attempt at a selfie didn’t come out much better.
Canyon Ferry Lake
Canyon Ferry Lake
Canyon Ferry Lake, looks like a sheet of glass.
This bird was waiting for us at our campsite when we pulled up. Don’t know what kind of bird it is, if you know what kind of bird this is, please let me know.
The view from our campsite.
More pics of our views.
This was our front yard.
Video of our campsite and the views.
The nearby mountain views.
Pics of the lake. Taken by MaryAnn while she was out for a walk.
Picture By MaryAnn.
On the road to Canyon Ferry Lake.
Canyon Ferry Lake
From the road to Canyon Ferry Lake.
Canyon Ferry Lake.
Prong Horn at Canyon Ferry Lake.
Skunk
Deer
Prong Horn
Pheasant
Pheasant
Pheasant
Pheasant
Canyon Ferry Lake
Mountain views from our campsite.
The road into the campground.
Turkey Buzzard
From the road to the campground.
From the road to the campground.
From the road around Canyon Ferry Lake.
From the road.
The road to Canyon Ferry Lake
Canyon Ferry Lake
From the road.
From the road.
The road to Canyon Ferry Lake.
From the road.
From the road to Canyon Ferry Lake.
The Barber Road takes us places many RVers would never go…

From Canyon Ferry Lake we traveled west to Deer Lodge, Montana and a very powerful winter storm in the middle of June, complete with thunder and lightning and wind so strong it was difficult to stand up.

Until next time, safe travels my friends…

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