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Gallatin River 2 Day Classic Overnight & Learn to Fish

What is the overnight trip?

Montana Whitewater’s overnight trip is a fun Adventure! Spend a half day on the Gallatin, taking in the scenery and some big waves along the way. We’ll set up your campsite, cook your meals and provide entertainment. This is Gallatin River Glamping at its finest. Our yurt and tipi provide cozy, comfy accommodations.

Day 1

The adventure starts by meeting at our Gallatin River office at 1:30 pm. Your overnight guide will meet you and help get your personal gear loaded for transport to the overnight camping area (don’t worry if you forget something in the car your car will be a modest walk from the camping area). Once your camping gear is squared away it is time to get dressed for rafting. In June and early July we outfit you in a wetsuit, booties, and splash gear. In July and August you can wear something you don’t mind getting wet or borrow any of our cold weather gear. We transport you to our river put-in where we have a riverside briefing and safety talk before you get on the water with your guides.

Raft the river for a half day, ending up at our private tipi & yurt camp site under the majestic Castle Rock. Get out of your rafting gear and relax by the river. Bring a fishing license and equipment if you would like to enjoy the Blue Ribbon Trout fishing on the Gallatin River.

We prepare a delicious and filling dinner – which you are welcome to enjoy with your own beer or wine – soft drinks provided. After dinner you can opt to fish, hike, play horseshoes or simply relax by the fire. Climb into your sleeping bag and enjoy a solid night sleep as you listen to the river flow gently by.

Day 2

Wake up to coffee/tea and a tasty hot breakfast. After breakfast your day two activity(s) commence. You will head to our fly fishing center at Karst Camp, an easy 8 mile drive south on Highway 191. This 3 hour fishing lesson is catered to first timers and families. The guides will begin with instruction on fish and fish habitat, reading water, identifying insects, selecting flies, and familiarization with fly fishing gear. The course will flow into dry-land casting practice (without hooks) aiming at targets. Once the group is comfortable with the basics and understand some river safety tips, we will slip on the waders and head to the river in search of the big bite! If you can’t get enough, you can always add a 1/2 day guided fishing trip.

After fishing, you are welcome to stop back into our main office to look at your trip photos, pick out some souvenirs and grab lunch at our Blazing Paddles Cafe!

DETAILS

Trip Length

2 Days

Departure Dates

Available by request on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sundays mid-June through August – minimum of 4 people required.

River Rafting

Class I-IV in June and early July when the water is at its peak; by mid July the rapids have slowed to class I-III

River Miles

8-16, depending on water level.

Finishing Time

Around 12:00- 1:00pm on the following day

Gear Included

All river gear, fishing gear and sleeping bags, pillows and cots

Deposit

$50/person is required at booking

Notes

  • Montana Fishing License is Required- You mush obtain a Montana Fishing License prior to the trip. Buy one at a local retailer or purchase a license online.
  • During higher water, we can shuttle around the class IV rapid. Children, elderly and anyone who chooses can ride in the van for 1 mile around the continuous rapid stretch known as the “Mad Mile”
  • No previous experience required.

What is the overnight trip?

Montana Whitewater’s overnight trip is a fun Adventure! Spend a half day on the Gallatin, taking in the scenery and some big waves along the way. We’ll set up your campsite, cook your meals and provide entertainment. This is Gallatin River Glamping at its finest. Our yurt and tipi provide cozy, comfy accommodations.

Day 1

The adventure starts by meeting at our Gallatin River office at 1:30 pm. Your overnight guide will meet you and help get your personal gear loaded for transport to the overnight camping area (don’t worry if you forget something in the car your car will be a modest walk from the camping area). Once your camping gear is squared away it is time to get dressed for rafting. In June and early July we outfit you in a wetsuit, booties, and splash gear. In July and August you can wear something you don’t mind getting wet or borrow any of our cold weather gear. We transport you to our river put-in where we have a riverside briefing and safety talk before you get on the water with your guides.

Raft the river for a half day, ending up at our private tipi & yurt camp site under the majestic Castle Rock. Get out of your rafting gear and relax by the river. Bring a fishing license and equipment if you would like to enjoy the Blue Ribbon Trout fishing on the Gallatin River.

We prepare a delicious and filling dinner – which you are welcome to enjoy with your own beer or wine – soft drinks provided. After dinner you can opt to fish, hike, play horseshoes or simply relax by the fire. Climb into your sleeping bag and enjoy a solid night sleep as you listen to the river flow gently by.

Day 2

Wake up to coffee/tea and a tasty hot breakfast. After breakfast your day two activity(s) commence. You will head to our fly fishing center at Karst Camp, an easy 8 mile drive south on Highway 191. This 3 hour fishing lesson is catered to first timers and families. The guides will begin with instruction on fish and fish habitat, reading water, identifying insects, selecting flies, and familiarization with fly fishing gear. The course will flow into dry-land casting practice (without hooks) aiming at targets. Once the group is comfortable with the basics and understand some river safety tips, we will slip on the waders and head to the river in search of the big bite! If you can’t get enough, you can always add a 1/2 day guided fishing trip.

After fishing, you are welcome to stop back into our main office to look at your trip photos, pick out some souvenirs and grab lunch at our Blazing Paddles Cafe!

DETAILS

Trip Length

2 Days

Departure Dates

Available by request on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sundays mid-June through August – minimum of 4 people required.

River Rafting

Class I-IV in June and early July when the water is at its peak; by mid July the rapids have slowed to class I-III

River Miles

8-16, depending on water level.

Finishing Time

Around 12:00- 1:00pm on the following day

Gear Included

All river gear, fishing gear and sleeping bags, pillows and cots

Deposit

$50/person is required at booking

Notes

  • Montana Fishing License is Required- You mush obtain a Montana Fishing License prior to the trip. Buy one at a local retailer or purchase a license online.
  • During higher water, we can shuttle around the class IV rapid. Children, elderly and anyone who chooses can ride in the van for 1 mile around the continuous rapid stretch known as the “Mad Mile”
  • No previous experience required.

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