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CLEAN. DRAIN. DRY.

EVERY TIME!

Montana’s AIS Regulations

When transporting a watercraft in Montana you are required to:

  • Stop at all inspection stations
  • Upon Entering Montana your watercraft must be inspected before launching
  • When traveling west across the Continental Divide into the Columbia River Basin or Flathead Basin your watercraft must be inspected before launching
  • Inspections are required for all watercraft coming off Tiber and Canyon Ferry Reservoirs. Hot water wash may be required.

All watercraft transported in Montana must be cleaned, drained, and dried.

  • Remove water, mud and vegetation from boat, trailer, and anchor
  • Remove boat plug and drain
  • Open and towel dry all compartments and live wells
  • Drain ballasts and bilge, wipe bilge areas dry if possible
  • Lower engine/motor to allow water to drain
  • Clear through-hull fittings
  • Be prepared to assist with inspections.

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