Missouri River Outfitters

The Premier Outfitter on the Upper Missouri River

We are based out of Fort Benton Montana and take pride in our historic town and all it has to offer. We try to stay local and contribute to the local economy with all that we do. We supply Montana made items such as food, beer and gear. We give you the true Montanan welcome and service.

Missouri River Outfitters has been serving the Missouri River Breaks since it was started by a group of teachers in 1965. Missouri River outfitters is the longest run river company in Montana. We do not run any motors and try to keep the breaks a pleasant experience for both private and guided groups. We believe in getting out of the rush of life in some silence and tranquility.

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Meet Our Team

Nicolle

Nicolle Fugere

Nicolle is the owner and operator of Missouri River Outfitters and Adventure Bound Canoe. She is a lifer on the Missouri river and couldn’t imagine it any other way. She started guiding when she was 19 and hasn’t missed a year since. Nicolle loves sharing her knowledge of the river, local history, and community. She uses her extensive knowledge and passion to enable her clients to have the best possible experience.

Nicole Cimmiyotti

Nicole Cimmiyotti

Nicole Cimmiyotti teaches high school Art in Hermiston, Oregon. She joined Missouri River Outfitters in 2017 after taking a mountain biking road trip to Moab, Utah, and ended up meeting, riding, and camping with Nicolle, Nycole, and Kelly. After the school year was over, Nicole left Oregon for Montana and joined the crew for the first of many summers to come. In addition to canoeing, Nicole enjoys hiking, mountain biking, trail running, drawing, painting, and traveling.

Logan Tweet

Logan Tweet

Logan grew up on a small family ranch just outside of Fort Benton on the Missouri River. He started working for MRO in high school and continued to into his college years. He currently works fulltime as a civil engineer, but is still a small-town country boy at heart. Despite his busy schedule, he still finds time each summer to guide a couple of trips because of his undying love for the river. His agricultural upbringing in the Missouri River Breaks has embedded a vast knowledge of the land, the people, and the wildlife. Logan is an avid hunter and enjoys fishing, hiking and exploring new places.

Lenette Kosovich

Lenette Kosovich

Lenette is a Registered Nurse, but her career path has mostly been involved with Healthcare Administration, she currently leads the largest Rehabilitation Center in MT. She is also an adjunct professor at MSUB. In her spare time, you’ll find her taking off on exotic excursions, traveling with her “Sailor”, cooking and entertaining or hanging out with her and Keith’s very cool sons (all 5 of them). Lenette has been guiding with MRO for nearly a decade; loving the people, loving the paddling, loving the scenery of the mighty Missouri.

Kelly Engen

Kelly is a third generation Montanan and 2006 graduate of Fort Benton High School. He is currently a photographer and has spent years building an extensive catalog of Missouri River Breaks images. Kelly worked as a wilderness therapy guide in the rugged SE Alaskan rainforest mentoring at-risk Alaskan youth before committing to MRO. He will begin a Master’s of Rural and Environmental Sociology program this fall.

Joe Offer

Joe Offer

Although born and raised in Oregon, Joe’s family has been connected to Montana since 1805 when his great uncle George Drouillard paddled through the Missouri Breaks on the Lewis and Clark Expedition. This familiar tie brought Joe to Montana originally to canoe the monument himself, and subsequently has kept him in Montana for jobs with the State Parks and the Friends of the Missouri Breaks Monument. Currently Joe is pursuing graduate degrees in Environmental Planning and Geographic Information Systems at the University of Montana.

Nycole

Nycole Henes

Nycole has 5 years of experience in the Missouri River breaks and has a passion for helping others. She will be starting her Masters in social work this coming fall, looking toward work with young women in particular. She’s a rainbows and unicorns kind of lady that loves running, yoga, being in the mountains and a good challenge. A certified yoga teacher and heck of ski instructor in the Montana mountains.

keith

Keith Edgerton

Keith is the chair of the department of history at Montana State University-Billings where he teaches American and Montana History. After his beautiful wife, Lenette, his true passion is canoeing and “glamping” on the Missouri River through the scenic White Cliffs with MRO. Keith has been guiding and telling tall tales on the upper Missouri River for the last 13 years.

Jenice Fugere– Jenice grew up on a ranch in Eastern Montana enjoying the changing seasons, wildlife and nature at its finest. When her daughter decided to Leverage her 9 years guiding on the Missouri River to the operations of Missouri River Outfitters and Adventure Bound Canoe, she said “count me in”. Jenice supports the operation with her 40+ years experience with accounting and business” (and tries to lend a hand whenever possible).