.......................  ....................  ...Fly Fishing Yellowstone National Park

Where To Stay In Yellowstone Country
A series of articles to help those planning a fly fishing trip to Yellowstone
National Park.  

Gardiner, Montana
Gardiner is located at the North Entrance to Yellowstone National Park near the
intersection of the Gardner River and Yellowstone River. There are lots of motels,
cabins, a grocery store, places to eat and a few gift shops in Gardiner, but that's about
it. It is a small western town located in a beautiful place close to some great trout

It is accessed best off I-90 at Livingston, Montana. Highway #89 will take you there from
Livingston and you will pass through some of the most beautiful country in the United
States. If you travel to Yellowstone Park via I-90, it is the closest way to reach
Yellowstone Park.

The road follows the Yellowstone River the entire way. Staying in Gardner give you the
opportunity to fish the northern part of Yellowstone National Park as well as miles of the
Yellowstone River including the beautiful Paradise Valley.

The north entrance road follows closely along the Gardner River most all the way past
Mammoth Hot Springs to the Yellowstone National Park headquarters. There you can
intersect the Grand Loop Road and head on South or East towards Tower. If you
continue to head south, you eventually cross back over the Gardner River near its
headwaters. If you head east, you will cross the Gardner River at High Bridge, cross
over Lava Creek, Blacktail Deer Creek, and the Yellowstone River near Tower.

Gardiner is a good place to stay if you plan on fishing the Lamar Valley area, or the
Northeast corner of the park as an alternate to the Cook City area at the Northeast
Entrance to the park. The Lamar Valley is home of the Lamar River, Soda Butte Creek
and Slough Creek.

I wouldn't recommend it over some other locations during the very first part of the
Yellowstone fly fishing season, but from mid July though August, it is a good place to
consider staying.

Gardiner also has some RV parks and campgrounds in town or at least nearby.
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