The largest fresh water lake west of the Mississippi River, Flathead Lake is a shimmering playground of pristine waters and miles of tree-lined shores that offer endless recreation opportunities. This beautiful Montana vacation destination is nestled in the shadows of Glacier National Park and Whitefish Mountain ski resort and boasts views of the Swan and Mission mountain ranges.
Boating, fishing, swimming, water skiing and relaxing on a pebble beach are just some of the things you can do while enjoying the crystal clear waters of Flathead Lake. You can also hop aboard a scenic cruise to enjoy the beauty of this spectacular lake or visit one of the many small towns around the lake (polson, big fork and Lakeside).
A popular activity is watching wildlife, especially the otters, seals and bald eagles that are common in the area. If you are lucky, you might even catch sight of the infamous lake monster. Fishing is also popular with trophy sized trout being pulled from the water. You will need a tribal permit to fish in this area though as the southern portion of the lake is on the Flathead Indian Reservation.
Take a scenic cruise to see the wildlife and scenery of Flathead Lake or join a dinner or brunch cruise and savor some great food and beverages. Shadow Cruises operates out of the KwaTagNut Resort on Flathead Lake and offers cruises daily ranging from 90 minutes to 2 hours. Private charters are available as well.
Polson is a hot bed of activity during the summer and winter alike with the southern tip of Flathead Lake being just a stone’s throw away. You can boat, swim or fish the sparkling lake or try to spot the elusive lake monster or hike on Wildhorse Island State Park where you can also watch the wild horses roam. Polson is also the gateway to the plethora of outdoor activities offered at nearby Flathead Valley and Whitefish Mountain ski resorts.
When you stay at Americas Best Value Inn Polson, you will be in the heart of the action and within a 5-minute drive of Flathead River and Flathead Lake. It is also a short distance from Polson Bay Golf Course and Miracle of America Museum. This motel features free WiFi in public areas, an onsite restaurant and a picnic area. Free self parking is also provided. A complimentary breakfast is served each morning from 6:30 AM to 10:00 AM. It is the perfect place to get a good start to your day. This hotel is a great option for families or groups of friends looking for affordable accommodations close to the fun in Polson. Our Flathead Lake Vacation Booklet costs less than a sandwich and will insure that you have all the information needed to plan your trip to this beautiful Montana lake paradise. It is easy to purchase by clicking on the link below. The booklet is instantly downloadable to your tablet or smart phone. flathead lake cruises polson