Whitaker Bridge, by which Johnsrud Park Road crosses the Blackfoot River and continues upstream as Ninemile Prairie Road, is a popular day-use launch for Blackfoot floating parties. Amenities include a parking lot, vault toilet, and concrete boat ramp suitable for nonmotorized craft up to and including rafts and driftboats.

From Whitaker Bridge downstream to Johnsrud Park is a 7-mile float encompassing some of the lower Blackfoot's most accessible Class II whitewater, including Thibodeau Rapid and Sheep Flats. Alternately, river-runners can put in at the Roundup Fishing Access Site (10 miles upstream) or Corrick's River Bend Fishing Access Site (4 miles upstream), and use Whitaker Bridge as a take-out.

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