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Gallatin River

Bozeman, MT
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Ranked #6 of 19 attractions in Bozeman
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Fishing, White-water rafting
Description: A good fishing river.
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Peaks Island, Maine
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Absolutely great fly fishing...even in the winter. Fast running water through the Gallatin Canyon provide abundant trout fishing. River has many easy access points along the highway which parallels the road for the most part through the canyon. Worth a stop on the way to Yellowstone. Scenery alone is worth the trip. Visitors don't forget to get a license. You... More

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Clearwater, Florida
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Nice area to driver through and see. It's on your way from Bozeman to Big Sky. Very pretty drive. Definitely would recommend it

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York, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

A great, easily accessible river. Just pull off highway 191 almost anywhere just South of Gallatin Gateway to Yellowstone National Park. Don't forget if you fish in YNP portion of the Gallatin you will need a permit from the Park

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Bozeman, Montana
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

The Gallatin River is one of the most beautiful natural resources in Montana. Great bird life - eagles, king fishers, otters, American Dippers, herons, osprey - the list goes on. Fabulous fishing.

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Lantana, TX
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

This was a good river this late in the season to have a family raft trip (kids of 9 & 6). Earlier in the year it would be higher water levels. This is a scenic trip with a lot of fun to be had. The group at Bozeman White Water guides were tremendous, focused on safety and very entertaining. Would... More

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Wallingford, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

First White Water Rafting experience with Montana White Water. Great, friendly guide. Great family fun for all 3 generations!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

We followed this river for a long ways. Absolutely beautiful! The scenery all around this area really is wonderful.

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Pinecrest, Florida
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We went in early mid June, and the water was GREAT! We have been WWrafting several times. The scenery as always, was beautiful. We had 2's, 3's and a 4. We had a blast.

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Dallas, Texas
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

I have fished all over the USA and this is the best place to fly fish for Browns and Rainbows. The other river that is just as good, The Madison. Watch for what is flying in the air and match your fly and watch out. AWESOME Fishing!!

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Miami Beach, Florida
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80 reviews 80 reviews
22 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

The river was a bit murky and filled with rapids in certain areas thanks to the winter run off from nearby mountains. We stopped a few times to walk our dog on the banks and were taken in by the power, majesty and beauty of the entire area.

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