Welcome to Montana’s Flathead Lake

The blue waters of Flathead Lake.

Montana’s Flathead Lake


Flathead Lake is located in northwest Montana just south of Glacier National Park.  Come enjoy the crystal clear blue waters and endless hiking.

There are three major population centers around Flathead Lake. On the North, Bigfork, on the South, Polson.  On the West is Lakeside.

Bigfork has been listed in the following publications: The 50 Great Towns in the West, 100 Best Small Art Towns, The Great Towns of America, and National Geographic Guide to Small Towns Escapes. Chosen by Sunset Magazine as one of the most picturesque towns in the Northwest

Montana's Flathead

Polson was incorporated in 1910 and is the county seat for Lake County. Polson lies in a natural amphitheater at the south end of Flathead Lake in Northwest Montana. Polson is located on the Flathead Indian Reservation. Polson is a lakeshore community in the trading center for one of most fertile farming areas in Montana. This prime cherry growing region is home to dozens of orchards, which Polson celebrates with an annual Cherry Festival.

Lakeside is a popular destination for summer visitors providing easy access to Flathead Lake.  There are ample activities for visitors in Lakeside Montana.  Activities include guided boat tours, a hiking system on Blacktail Mountain that is second to none.  Lakeside is a nice place to stop, visit, and explore while you are visiting Montana’s Flathead Lake.

Our Vacation Guide contains most every public access point around The Lake.  Public and private fishing and camping areas.  So if you are looking for public or private campgrounds around our Lake, this vacation guide has the information you will need to plan your Montana vacation. See what is included, and Read the booklet Table of Contents.