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Address: Bozeman, MT
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A good fishing river.

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Gallatin River is the Gateway to Iconic Yellowstone Park

The Gallatin River is one of many scenic rivers in Montana and you can take this route to the West Yellowstone Park entrance. Yes, you will see fly fishermen and the light is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Roberta W
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Gallatin River is one of many scenic rivers in Montana and you can take this route to the West Yellowstone Park entrance. Yes, you will see fly fishermen and the light is impressionistic. We followed the river to Hebgen Lake and camped at a state campground, which was in bear country, and I mean Grizzly Bear.

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Concord, NH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Drove down the road next to the Gallatin River on my way to the West Entrance to Yellowstone. Just beautiful area, and so glad I was able to enjoy it!

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Norwood, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Gallatin River in Montana is what fly fishermen must think about all year ...planning vacations to get here, this place was beautiful. this is where Robert Redford filmed 'a river runs through it' and has a lot of history 120 miles long, one of 3 rivers along with Jefferson and Madison that run through Wyoming and Montana to converge... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

It's always nice to see a beautiful river, this one now has a lot of people taking others on rafting trips and fishing trips. Or you can do what people used to do, go by yourself.

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Decatur, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

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

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

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.

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Thank paige066
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

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

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Los Angeles, California
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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.

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Lakewood, Colorado
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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 

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