Looking to explore the great outdoors in Montana? The Jocko River (Salish: nisisutetkʷ ntx̣ʷe) might just be the spot for you! This beautiful tributary spans roughly 40 miles (64 km) and is located in western Montana in the United States.

North Fork of the Jocko River

The Jocko River has a rich history, named after Jacques (Jocko) Raphael Finlay, who was an early Metis fur trader, scout, and explorer. Today, the river is a popular destination for camping, fishing, and outdoor recreation.

The Jocko River flows from the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and feeds into the Flathead River at Dixon. At an elevation of 2,503 feet (763 m), the river breaks into three forks: the North, Middle, and South Forks. The Middle Fork is considered the main stem of the river.

You might hear locals refer to the Jocko River by other names, including Jacques Fork, Jim’s Fork, Prune River, or Wild Horse Creek.

It’s worth noting that the Jocko Valley experienced some flooding in June 2011 when heavy precipitation combined with a “200% of average” snowpack caused the river to overflow its banks. But don’t let that discourage you from experiencing the beauty of the Jocko River and all it has to offer!

Learn more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jocko_River