To begin with, Wild Horse Island State Park is one of the larger islands on Flathead Lake. It is a primitive 2,200 acre State Park that is only accessible by boat. Wildlife on the island include osprey, bald eagles, deer, big horn sheep, and wild horses.
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490 N Meridian Rd Kalispell Montana 59901
You should also know the island is for day use only and maintains about 4 miles of trails. The perimeter of the island contains Private property. Please do not trespass on private property. One of the better public access points in on the north side of the island, Skeeko Bay. It’s in a cove, has a gravel beach and easy access to trail head.
This park resides within the boundaries of the Flathead Nation. Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribe fishing license is required for fishing.
When visiting Wild Horse Island please be aware it includes private properties along parts of the perimeter of the island. There is no public dock on the Island. Visitors are encouraged to use Skeeko Bay on the northwest side of the island. There are ample trails and rest room available at Skeeko Bay. A typical daytrip can take an hour for the short loop and as long as you want to adventure on the long loop.
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