Creating, Enjoying & Protecting Adventure
No one should visit Montana and miss out on the fabulous blue-ribbon fishing our rivers have to offer! At Montana Whitewater, we have packages for every level of experience. Whether you’ve never been on a river before or are tying your own flies, we’ve got you covered. We provide all the gear you need and have access on three rivers in the area. Book your trip today and maybe you’ll catch the big one!
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The Gallatin River and Historic Karst Camp
The Gallatin River starts in Yellowstone Park, one of the purest water sources in the world. For 50 miles, it flows through rocky canyons and picks up more pure mountain water from crystal clear tributaries. It is a paradise for trout and a world famous fly fishing stream. The Gallatin River offers excellent “dry fly” fishing in beautiful surroundings and has famous scenery seen in the movie, “A River Runs Through It.” The trout are not picky eaters here, which makes the Gallatin River an excellent place to learn how to fly fish. The brown trout and rainbow trout average around 12 inches, with 16 inches considered a large trout – although some Biggies exceeding 20 inches can be found!
History of Karst Camp
The Gallatin River is also the home to our Fly Fishing Center at the historic Karst Camp. This private river front property has access to a great fishing hole and also has plenty of space to optimize the learning process. The shop is open for rentals as well as being the base for our Learn to Fly Fish program.
Originally a dude ranch, Karst Camp, established in 1901 by Pete Karst, began as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park for early tourists. The camp, known as Karst Stage Stop Inn, saw up to 600 tourists per summer with 25 guests cabins. In 1937 he built a tow rope for skiers, which has vanished since then, as well as a bar and brothel for local miners. Visitors can imagine the rugged conditions both residents and tourists must have had to endure to appreciate Yellowstone Country 100 years ago.