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Fishing Access Site on the Gallatin River

Difficult AccessibilityDifficult Accessibility


Open: May 1 - Dec 31
Size: 271 acres
Elevation: 4154 ft
Nearest Town: Belgrade


Hunting weapons restricted - rifles prohibited

There are two access points at this site. Access at Yadon Road is not recommended for trailers or RV's. Access at Nixon Bridge has a 10' limit for trailers.

Gallatin Forks Fishing Access Site is located on the Gallatin River 13 miles from the mouth on the right hand side as you face downstream. 


I-90 at Manhattan, milepost 288, then 2 miles north on Nixon Gulch Road; or, 1 mile on Dry Creek, then north on Yadon Road for 1.5 miles.
(Lat 45.89, Lng -111.328)

Restrictions & Closures
Restrictions & Closures
Weapons Restriction
Hunting weapons restricted - rifles prohibited
Vehicle Length
Trailer/RV not recommended.
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Boat Services
Boat Services
  • Ramp (Gravel) - Located at Nixon Bridge.
Wildlife Viewing
Wildlife Viewing

These locations represent physical occurrences (visually confirmed) within the boundaries of the site. Many more species may be present in the area which are not listed because we do not have a visually confirmed record. If you would like to report a species sighting, a form is available.

Abundance Codes
Common Abundance = Common   Uncommon Abundance = Uncommon   Rare Abundance = Rare  
Incidental Occurrence = Incidental   Historic Occurrence = Historic Occurrence   Abundance Unknown = Unknown Abundance