Thank you for ten years of creating and finetuning the Flathead lake Vacation Guide. For our tenth anniversary we have published the vacation guide in paperback. we have receive hundreds of requests over the last ten years, and now, for the first time , may we present The Flathead Lake Vacation Guide in Paperback.
There are thirteen public access sites around Flathead Lake Montana. These access sites include: Sportsmans Bridge, Somers, Big Fork, and Juniper Beach fishing access sites; Wayfarers, Woods Bay, Yellow Bay, Finely Point, Walstad Memorial, Big Arm, and Elmo state recreation areas, which have toilets, boat launch, camping, swimming and picnic facilities. All of these access points are included in the Flathead Lake Vacation Booklet.
Another park is The West Shore State Park, located is twenty miles south of Kalispell on Highway 93. Also located along the west shore near the Big Arm is Wildhorse Island, a 2,165-acre state park. The park is accessible only by boat and is a public day use and picnic area only, no overnight camping.
Above all, recreation activities around the lake include: sailing, power boating, waterskiing, swimming, fishing, hiking, and camping. Summertime on Flathead Lake includes roadside fruit stands along the east shore. Many offer a variety of locally grown cherries, apples, plums, and other fruits. There are numerous motels and rental cabins in addition to public campgrounds scattered all around the shoreline. The population centers around the lake are Lakeside, Bigfork, and Polson, all of which offer a complete variety of groceries, supplies, and information.