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MANDATORY Watercraft Inspection


Aquatic Invasive Species Act - ORDINANCE 113A



All fishing gear (boots, waders, etc.) must be inspected before using on Blackfeet waters.

Mandatory watercraft inspection: failure to obtain a certification of inspection prior to launching may result in a fine of up to $5000. 

Photo Courtesy of Cassie Bear Medicine

Boat Inspection Stations are located:

1) .25 miles of west of Browning on Hwy 2; 7 days a week 6:30 am to 9:30 pm.  OPENED MARCH 26, 2018 406-885-1664


2) Hwy 2 East; Seville Station located in the Discovery Lodge Bldg will be openig on April 23, 2018, 7 days a week 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. OPENED MAY 8 406-845-3336


3) US 89 Birch Creek Station will be opening on April 23, 20187 days a week 7:00 to 5:00 pm. OPENED MAY 7, 2018  406-845-3443


4)  Chewing Blackbone Campground Inspection Station will be open June 1, 2018, 7 days a week 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. 406-845-3441

Motorized boats are allowed on:

1) Lower Saint Mary Lake

2) Duck Lake

3) Four Horn Lake

4) Mission Lake


No motorized boats (with the exception of electric trolling motors) on all other waterbodies. 


All watercraft, boots, and waders need a Certificate of Inspection before launching on any Blackfeet waters. You can obtain a Certificate of Inspection at any Blackfeet Watercraft Inspection Stations.


If you have a livewell on your watercraft, it must be none operational (no use of livewells.)


Any boats with ballast tanks are not allowed on any Blackfeet waters.


Please clean, drain, and dry all watercraft after use.


Call 406-885-1664 for more information on inspections including any and all watercraft.