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

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peaceful, beautiful, untainted and great fly fishing

The river runs for miles along the highway, with lots of great areas to pull over, park and get out your rod. Not all of us fished, so we chose trail heads to hike while husband... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
Melinda V
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San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The river runs for miles along the highway, with lots of great areas to pull over, park and get out your rod. Not all of us fished, so we chose trail heads to hike while husband and teenage son fished. all beautiful!!

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Port Orange, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

For raw beauty we liked Hyalite Canyon better. Thought Big Sky was a little pretentious. The information center was very good and the staff was helpful.

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Kalispell, Montana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Great place to white water raft or kayak. It is not crowded, locals are very friendly and river companies are very helpful with directions even if your not with them on the river.

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Staffordshire
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Pretty drive and chance of seeing elk, big horn sheep & moose, to name just a few animals who make this area their home

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Manassas, Virginia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
50 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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222 reviews 222 reviews
86 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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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112 reviews 112 reviews
24 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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255 reviews 255 reviews
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85 helpful votes 85 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
25 helpful votes 25 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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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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Address: Address: Bozeman, MT
Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Bozeman

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