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Gallatin River Cast & Raft

Fish the Gallatin River, then paddle down it! This package begins with a 3 hour fishing lesson, catered to families and first timers, at Karst Kamp, our convenient riverfront property. 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, 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 to try to catch the big one!

After your Fly Fishing lesson, head to our main office (8 miles north on Highway 191) and take a break for a bite. You can purchase lunch at Blazing Paddles Cafe or bring your own, then start gearing up for rafting.

The rafting portion is 3 hours, with about 2 on the water. The Gallatin River is a small river that runs through a scenic, rocky canyon. It has fun rapids and is the most challenging commercial rafting available in the Yellowstone Area. We run 2 main sections of the river, catering to a more or less challenging experience. Our friendly office staff we will help you pick the appropriate one depending on your group and water levels.

 

  • Each person 12 and older must purchase a fishing license prior to your trip. A two day fishing license is $50 for non-residents. Anyone 11 and under does not require a license if they are with an adult who has already purchased one. Fishing with a hookless fly is an option if you do not wish to purchase a license but would still like to participate! Buy one at a local retailer or purchase a license online.**
  • We follow catch and release policies in order to keep the fish populations healthy.

Fish the Gallatin River, then paddle down it! This package begins with a 3 hour fishing lesson, catered to families and first timers, at Karst Kamp, our convenient riverfront property. 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, 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 to try to catch the big one!

After your Fly Fishing lesson, head to our main office (8 miles north on Highway 191) and take a break for a bite. You can purchase lunch at Blazing Paddles Cafe or bring your own, then start gearing up for rafting.

The rafting portion is 3 hours, with about 2 on the water. The Gallatin River is a small river that runs through a scenic, rocky canyon. It has fun rapids and is the most challenging commercial rafting available in the Yellowstone Area. We run 2 main sections of the river, catering to a more or less challenging experience. Our friendly office staff we will help you pick the appropriate one depending on your group and water levels.

 

  • Each person 12 and older must purchase a fishing license prior to your trip. A two day fishing license is $50 for non-residents. Anyone 11 and under does not require a license if they are with an adult who has already purchased one. Fishing with a hookless fly is an option if you do not wish to purchase a license but would still like to participate! Buy one at a local retailer or purchase a license online.**
  • We follow catch and release policies in order to keep the fish populations healthy.

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