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Gallatin River

Bozeman, MT
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Ranked #6 of 14 Attractions in Bozeman
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Fishing, White-water rafting
Owner description: A good fishing river.
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Fishing, White-water rafting
Owner description: A good fishing river.
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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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191 reviews 191 reviews
73 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
14 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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249 reviews 249 reviews
116 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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
23 helpful votes 23 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
24 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
52 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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47 reviews 47 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Butte, Montana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

It is a good river. Easily accessible. It is clean. There is usually a lot of people on it. The river has shuttles for tube-ers who don't bother to shuttle themselves.

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