Boat Rentals on Flathead Lake are available in Polson, Big Arm, Lakeside and Bigfork. Depending on what part of Flathead Lake you want to visit will determine the best place to rent your boat. A popular attraction on Flathead Lake is Wild Horse Island. Access is by Boat Only and for day use only. so you will need a boat. You may want to rent your boat at Boat Rentals and Rides in Big Arm. Motorboats come as either pontoons or the smaller open bowed run-about. Email Boat Rentals and Rides for pricing information: firstname.lastname@example.org
For others, a nice quiet paddle brings more joy then a motorboat. We would suggest the Walsted fishing access point just north of Polson on US Highway 93. It is about a 2 to 3 hour paddle fro Walsted to Wild Horse Island. Most motorboat traffic stays away from the shallows so it is a fairly peaceful paddle.
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No matter how you travel to Wild Horse Island please keep in mind that most of the outlining area is private property. You will want to dock on the north side of the island. Look for the Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks signage.
It has been protected as a state park since 1987. The name comes from the fact that the Salish-Kootenai tribe used the island to pasture horses and keep them from being stolen by other tribes. The island near Big Arm Bay is home to abundant wildlife including Bighorn Sheep, Mule Deer, Waterfowl, Bald Eagles and, now, five to six Wild Horses. It’s managed by the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks and it lies within the Flathead Indian Reservation in Western Montana.
Boating adventures on Flathead Lake will be a memorable time for you and your family.
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