Travel Planning

Travel Planning

So you’re planning a trip to the Slide Inn! Welcome, we are excited to have you join us here at fish camp. The Madison Valley is a beautiful and remote open landscape, so prepare yourself to leave the rat race of life behind and join us on the Madison River and the many other blue ribbon streams in the Greater Yellowstone Area. Keep in mind that you are traveling to a remote location, so make a list and check it twice so you don’t get left dealing with logistics when you could be vacationing.

Car Rentals

Explore Rentals

32 Dollar Drive
Bozeman, MT, 59718


You can rent a car from any number of companies but, we recommend Explore Rentals out of Bozeman. This is a homegrown Montana business with the adventurer’s needs in mind. They rent SUV’s and a variety of outdoor and camping equipment. We have had several first hand reviews from happy clients.

River Shuttles

Dorothy’s Shuttle Service
Slide Inn to Ennis Lake
Dorothy and Claude Mullholland



Madison Foods
4939 U.S. Highway 287 North
Ennis, MT 59729

West Yellowstone

The Market Place
22 Madison Ave
West Yellowstone, MT, 59758

Meal Planning

If you are planning on getting an early start on the river we recommend bringing a few essentials for breakfast.  The Slide Inn has a number of community grills on property so you can grill up a nice steak meal right outside your cabin if you like.  For more service try these establishments.

Campfire Lodge

Campfire Lodge
155 Campfire Lane
West Yellowstone, MT, 59758
7AM-2PM Daily

If you do want to make time for a breakfast out you don’t want to miss the Campfire Lodge Cafe.  They do a great scratch cooking breakfast, and this is a wonderful Montana kind of place.  Make sure and get a piece of pie or a cinnamon roll before breakfast, for that matter maybe try both.  Jim’s FlyCo also has one of the largest selections necks and saddles out there, it is worth the visit.  Breakfast and lunch only.

The Grizzly Bar and Grill

The Grizzly Bar and Grill
1409 US Hwy 287 S
Cameron, MT 59720

The Grizzly Bar is a local institution.  It has changed hands and menus many times over the years, but the Grizzly Bar remains the place where people gather. Dinner service begins at 5PM daily. Closed Tuesdays.

The Cove at Driftwaters Resort

The Cove at Driftwaters Resort
31 Sagebrush Way
Cameron, MT 59720

The Cove at Driftwaters Resort has a wonderful atmosphere, especially if you are lucky enough to get a deck seat on a warm summer evening.  The Cove serves casual, home style fare, excellent desserts and they have a full bar. Closed Wednesdays.


Don’t forget to gas up when you drive by a pump. Distances are wide between destinations out here, don’t let yourself get stranded. The nearest gas pump is about 11 miles east of us at Kirkwood Marina.

Useful Items

Useful Items

  • Fishing equipment
  • Small emergency kit with band-aids, pain relievers, ant-acids, wire-cutters, etc.
  • Plastic bags for wet gear
  • Groceries
  • Pack a variety of layers. Even in the mid-summer months weather can turn quickly.
  • Gloves
  • Extra boat plug
  • Portable lawn chair
  • Cooler
  • Napkins
  • Toiletries

Other Helpful Links

Other Helpful Links

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