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Address: Bozeman, MT
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Activities: Fishing, White-water rafting
Description: A good fishing river.

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Breathtaking: Even for Non-Fishermen

This river is truly stunning. The water temp is cold, even in the summer, and the current is fast, but it's wild and wonderful, especially for us east-coasters. We skipped rocks... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
CarolTCK
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Manassas, Virginia
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Manassas, Virginia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
44 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This river is truly stunning. The water temp is cold, even in the summer, and the current is fast, but it's wild and wonderful, especially for us east-coasters. We skipped rocks, waded close to the shore line, and there are tons of pull-offs in which to park and stay for a while. Bring a bit of cash, as most pull-offs... More 

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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192 reviews 192 reviews
73 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Could not find access to drive to a parking spot near the river based on information from the Montana Visitors Center. Folks in rafts and wading looked like they were enjoying the river and catching fish. Almost all were released.

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Big Sky, Montana
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90 reviews 90 reviews
14 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I have fished this river for 20 years. I am not a “fly fisherman” I use a spinner. Don’t be intimidated by all the fly fisherman, most of them have no clue what they are doing. If you get the right set-up you will catch large fish all day on many areas of this river.

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Dobbs Ferry, New York
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250 reviews 250 reviews
116 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

In an area that has many big rivers to float and fish is this river (East Gallatin) with a large number of trout throughout

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Granbury
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55 reviews 55 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

What a lovely drive along the river through a canyon to West Yellowstone. There are many places to stop to have a picnic lunch. The scenery is just beautiful with the mountains in the backround.

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Bozeman, Montana
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69 reviews 69 reviews
26 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

No matter which you do, you won't regret it. The drive from Bozeman to West Yellowstone takes you along the river, through the North West corner of Yellowstone Park. Pull of the 191 in Big Sky, and wander around the community! While driving along the river, enjoy the beauty, but do everyone a favor, and use the pull outs. That... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A place of great beauty. The river changes constantly as you travel along its banks. We truly enjoyed our rafting trip down the river and highly recommend the experience.

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Colorado
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113 reviews 113 reviews
61 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The Gallatin River is a great drive to West Yellowstone. Very cool geothermal features. Some portions of the river were frozen and others were flowing with steam rising. Beautiful scenery.

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Big Sky, Montana
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Beautiful mountain stream offering fly fishing, rafting and kayaking. Located just outside Bozeman, Big Sky and West Yellowstone.

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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I fished in the middle of an extremely cold spell last November! These guys not only outfitted myself and my daughter but were willing to do whatever to make it an equitable and enjoyable day! That it was! We caught fish and had a guide that not only could fish but gave us a history lesson along the way!! Best... More 

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