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Flathead Lake State Park

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Flathead Lake is absolutely stunning and every park around it is the same. The State park does... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mukilteo, Washington
Include 5 park units around Flathead Lake

My husband and I enjoyed the Flathead Lake state park units. The units include Wayfarers State... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2018
Austin, Texas
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 5 September 2016

There are a five parks (I think) that make up the Flathead State Park, **First things first: if you are coming from out of state, and planning to stay more then 3 nights, BUY A STATE PARK PASS for $35 and camping costs $18 instead...More

5  Thank SupermanRockstar
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 20 June 2015

Amazing beautiful lake but not with a lot of lake access. My review here is for Finley State Park. It is basically a parking lot on the lake. We pulled in late in the day and basically had to leave because the camp host was...More

9  Thank susieQbee
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Flathead Lake is absolutely stunning and every park around it is the same. The State park does charge a small fee for use, but make a day of it with the family or friends. You won't be disappointed!

Thank MelissaO4
Reviewed 13 September 2018

My husband and I enjoyed the Flathead Lake state park units. The units include Wayfarers State park, Yellow Bay State park, Finley Point State park, Big Arm State park and West Shore State Park. We spent about 30 minutes at each of the state park...More

Thank M J
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Amazing place for nature for the whole family! Bring a float and a cooler or a boat! Great boat tours!

1  Thank Craig O
Reviewed 6 August 2018

You'll be disappointed. Too choppy to do a lot and too cold. Place was dirty too! The people there were nasty and the water had a lot of gross stuff floating around! The host was exceptionally rude.

Thank M M
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Great big lake with excellent fishing and a people on jet skis enjoying it. If you drive along the lake their are farmers with fresh cherry stands all over the place. Very beautiful! There are also little beaches and boat launches every few miles. Enjoy

1  Thank Todd S
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Couldn't be any more perfect, convenient and beautiful. What a gem! Spent the afternoon kayaking, swimming and building Cairns.

Thank Liz P
Reviewed 28 July 2018

We visited the West Shore/Flathead Lake State Park near Lakeside, Montana. We only went to the beach area, so I know we missed a good deal of the park. But, the views of the lake were incredible. We were told of bear sightings in the...More

Thank capitollover
Reviewed 27 July 2018

WE drove by on the West side on our way in and the communities all along the way were very pretty. Wonderful views of the lake all the way from Polson.

Thank Linda G
Reviewed 14 July 2018

We live within two miles of Wayfarers Park on Flathead Lake, but it's just as much fun to camp there as it is to drive 200 miles to some other campground. The bathroom and shower facilities are excellent, the camp hosts are friendly and the...More

Thank Lou M
Reviewed 9 July 2018

It is one of the biggest lakes that I have ever seen. Great for boating and fishing. A wonderful place to take children for a weekend or just a day. Lots of activities for every one.

1  Thank lankwitz
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John F
16 July 2018|
Response from lankwitz | Reviewed this property |
I could not tell for sure. Please ask that question directly to the park Service.
28 June 2018|
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Response from Waksupi C | Reviewed this property |
I saw yesterday there is also a new business across from the Swan Lake Cafe renting canoes, kayaks, paddle boards, and boats.
Caleb M
26 December 2015|
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Response from SupermanRockstar | Reviewed this property |
Maybe not relevant for you now, but for others wondering the same thing, camping is $28/night, but if you buy a state park pass (valid for 1 year) for $35 you get camping for $18/night, so if you're staying more than 3... More