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Things to do in Flathead Lake

We grew up on Flathead Lake. Trust us when we say it is worth a visit! Flathead Lake is the largest, natural freshwater lake in the western United States. It boasts incredible fishing, stunning surrounding mountain ranges and offers endless hours of fun activities. Popular things to do include visiting Wild Horse Island, wake surfing, jet skis, tubing or a serene kayak along the shores of Flathead. This is a popular destination to stay and play or just visit for the day.

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About Flathead Lake

Flathead Lake is 28 miles long and up to 15 miles wide at some points. It is tucked in middle of the Flathead Valley and flanked by the Swan range and Mission mountain ranges to the east and Blacktail Ski Resort and the Salish mountains to the East. Public beaches and parks are scattered around the lake making it easily accessible for fishing, swimming, boating and camping. There are fantastic tours, boat rentals and other great things to do.

Popular places to stay on Flathead include Bigfork on the north end, which boasts incredible dining, quirky hotels and an amazing theatre. Polson, at the south end, is the largest town on the lake with a stunning view and our favorite golf course around. Little towns like Lakeside, Somers and Woods Bay are dotted around the 185 miles of lake shore and well worth a visit. Learn more about where to visit and things to do in our Ultimate Guide to Flathead Lake.

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