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Gallatin River

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Address: Bozeman, MT

A good fishing river.

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Gallatin River Whitewater Rafting

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Clear water, great fishing and such beauty all around the area. A great place to spend time enjoying nature.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Lynn P
Decatur, Georgia
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Decatur, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Clear water, great fishing and such beauty all around the area. A great place to spend time enjoying nature.

Thank Lynn P
Greenville, South Carolina
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Gallatin River is absolutely beautiful and worth seeing in Montana. Kayaking and fly fishing are popular but not crowded or lacking in good spots.

Thank paige066
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208 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This river is both a great fishing area as well as good for whitewater adventures during spring run off. Lots of places for fishing access. Must exercise caution on the lower river when floating or kayaking as deadfall trees into the river create hazards.

Thank PAUL T
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118 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have only fished it in the winter but have always caught fish and had a great time. Easy access to the river.

Thank Allen H
Los Angeles, California
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

The river runs from Yellowstone down to the headwaters of the Missouri. The highway from Bozeman to the West Gate of Yellowstone follows the Gallatin. The river is gorgeous and a great place to drop a line for trout.

Thank ColinPK
Lakewood, Colorado
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

After two days fishing with a guide from Rivers Edge Fly shop, he referred my buddy and I to spots to wade fish on the Gallatin. We spent a couple of hours in the morning with good success catching trout. Then drove up to the Big Sky resort area for lunch. In the afternoon we meandered back down along the... More 

Thank KMBow
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7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

While there in June, a few friends and I were able to go hiking at Storm Castle Peak, and also go white water rafting with Montana Whitewater. They are pretty close to each other, and it made for a fantastic day with the two. The hike took about 2 hours, then we had lunch and rafted in the afternoon. The... More 

Thank Sarah N
Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Next time I'll be sure to book a kayak trip down the river. Driving along the river up to Big Sky was amazing!

Thank Cpellicci
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93 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Amazing views this whole road trip. It is a nice break from the Yellowstone crowds. At the top of the mountain is Skyline a large skiing community that is beautiful.

Thank woody495
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156 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

I downgraded my rating because I do not want to see any more traffic on the road that accesses this great fishing (and expert kayaking) river, also known for scenic beauty. I have lived in Bozeman for many years, and this river is almost home to me. When I saw the movie "A River Runs Through It," I was upset... More 

Thank surfonmt

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