Moose To Storm Castle


This is the most commonly run section of the Gallatin. Putting in at Moose flats campground and taking out at the Storm Castle Bridge provides floaters with nearly every rapid this river has to offer. Depending on time and flows many options are available to make the float shorter.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Gallatin River are between a bare minimum of 300cfs and a high of 10,000cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 06043500, the Gallatin River Near Gallatin Gateway Mt Remember only watercraft are permitted at Moose to Storm Castle.

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Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Madison River Bl Hebgen Lake Nr Grayling Mt
USGS 06038500
815 cfs 1.6 ft
Yellowstone River Near Livingston Mt
USGS 06192500
1,790 cfs 1.3 ft
East Gallatin R Bl Bridger C Nr Bozeman Mt
USGS 06048700
74 cfs ft
Madison River Near Cameron Mt
USGS 06040000
1,020 cfs 2.3 ft
Big Springs At Big Springs Id
USGS 13040500
204 cfs ft
Firehole River Near West Yellowstone Mt
USGS 06036905
274 cfs 3.1 ft
Madison River Bl Ennis Lake Nr Mcallister Mt
USGS 06041000
1,170 cfs 1.8 ft
Willow Creek Near Harrison Mt
USGS 06035000
22 cfs 1.3 ft
Gallatin River At Logan Mt
USGS 06052500
792 cfs 4.8 ft
Yellowstone River At Corwin Springs Mt
USGS 06191500
1,270 cfs 1.6 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Whiskey Creek
SNOTEL 858
43" -1"
Beaver Creek
SNOTEL 328
41" -1"
Thumb Divide
SNOTEL 816
32" -2"
Elk Peak
SNOTEL 1106
48" 0"
Lick Creek
SNOTEL 578
36" 2"
Pickfoot Creek
SNOTEL 690
22" -1"
Boulder Mountain
SNOTEL 360
57" -2"
Lewis Lake Divide
SNOTEL 577
173" 0"
Tepee Creek
SNOTEL 813
35" -1"
Madison Plateau
SNOTEL 609
57" -1"
Black Bear
SNOTEL 347
81" -2"
Carrot Basin
SNOTEL 385
74" -3"
White Elephant
SNOTEL 860
53" -2"
Sacajawea
SNOTEL 929
29" 1"
West Yellowstone
SNOTEL 924
24" -1"
Grassy Lake
SNOTEL 499
68" -2"
Deadman Creek
SNOTEL 437
22" 0"
Brackett Creek
SNOTEL 365
53" 1"
Lone Mountain
SNOTEL 590
51" 1"
Island Park
SNOTEL 546
28" -2"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Greek Creek 15 5,634 ft
Red Cliff 68 6,306 ft
Spire Rock 22 5,608 ft
Moose Creek Flat 15 5,716 ft
Swan Creek 13 5,831 ft
Tom Miner 16 7,117 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Moonlight Basin 51" 38° 5.56"
Big Sky Resort 51" 38° 5.56"
Bridger Bowl Ski Area 29" 32° 2.28"
Spanish Peaks Resort 51" 38° 5.56"
Yellowstone Club 51" 38° 5.56"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Yankee Jim Canyon (Joe Brown to Miner) 1270.0cfs 5.0 Mi III to III+
Moose to Storm Castle 367.0cfs 12.0 Mi III+ to IV+