Spots Gregory Roper

Published on December 12th, 2016 | by RB Team

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Fun wave when the Yellowstone River is flowing at 6,000-11,000 cfs in Billings. The prime is at 9,500-10,400 cfs. The wave is easy to get into and out of with a nice eddy to pull you back up to your starting point.

Spot Details

Country: USA
Nearest town/city: Billings, MT
River: Yellowstone River
Address: Columbus, Montana
Directions: Take the frontage road East from Columbus to mile marker 5. There is a little pull out just a few hundred yards West of the mile marker. Park cross the railroads tracks, there is a well defined trail. You can see the wave below you.
Latitude: 45.605723186369964
Longitude: -109.16605980148927

Wave Details


There are 4 waves that form and it is all flow dependent.


The flow rates are based on the Billings gauge. Below 2,500cfs, the river is low and boney, a small fun wave is formed at the beginning of the wave train. At 6,000cfs the lower G forms and is fun up until 11,000 best at 10,400. Around 7,400 middle G comes in it is a softer wave. At 12,000 Mac G comes in, it is finicky but the wave will be about head high.

River Gauge

Detailed Flow Data

Billings, MT Weather Forecast

Today Monday Tuesday
It is forcast to be Clear at 7:00 PM MST on January 21, 2018


It is forcast to be Overcast at 7:00 PM MST on January 22, 2018


It is forcast to be Partly Cloudy at 7:00 PM MST on January 23, 2018
Partly Cloudy


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