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Wild Horse Island State Park

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490 N Meridian Rd, Kalispell, MT 59901-3854
+1 406-752-5501
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Wildhorse island

We loved our visit to Wildhorse Island state park in Flathead Lake Montana. We hired a bote to take... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2018
Sandra C
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Canton
Spectacular Island on Flathead Lake

Plan for at least a few hours to hike on the island, and swim in the protected bays. Usually... read more

Reviewed 7 February 2018
3heidid
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Kalispell, United States
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This primitive park, which can only be reached by boat, is home to wild horses and other animals.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“big horn sheep” (12 reviews)
“mule deer” (7 reviews)
“boat ride” (7 reviews)
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490 N Meridian Rd, Kalispell, MT 59901-3854
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+1 406-752-5501
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

We loved our visit to Wildhorse Island state park in Flathead Lake Montana. We hired a bote to take us there and come back to get us. We were not fortunate enough to see the 5 wild horses that live on the island. We did...More

4  Thank Sandra C
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

Plan for at least a few hours to hike on the island, and swim in the protected bays. Usually uncrowded, with plenty of room to explore

1  Thank 3heidid
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Nice day trip. Wild Horses and Big Horn Sheep. Nice walking path, but very little in structure. Bring your own food and water. Not many places for boats.

1  Thank Susan R
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Reviewed 25 November 2017

Wild Horse island is located in Flathead Lake and part of the Flathead Lake group of 6 parks.This is a great day trip to a unique location. You need a boat to get to the island, go to the Montana State parks website for details....More

3  Thank david410berry
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

great place to spend an hour, 1/2 day, all day, or a weekend. trails throughout the island. deer, bighorn sheep, coyotes and yes even wild horses are on the island. great views in any direction from any spot on the island. there are geocaches out...More

Thank James J
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

This place was on my bucket list. On a recent visit to flathead lake we took our small boat. Note here Flathead Lake is HUGE and you should have a map with you when on the lake as even the islands seem like the shoreline....More

Thank wildwomenonwine
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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

I went to the Island with my husband, after reading about this island on the internet. We arranged for a boat to drop us off in the morning, and pick us up 4 hrs later. ( Boat Rentals out of Big Arm--Matt is the man!)...More

Thank Hollyjodance
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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Our group of 3 couples rented a pontoon boat from Big Fork just so we could go out on Flathead Lake & get to Wild Horse Island! It took about an hour to get there & we found a nice beach to park the boat...More

Thank JstLv2Crz
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Apparently the state limits the number of horses on the island to five. We circled the entire island by boat and saw no wildlife. Services on the island are limited to one composting toilet a long hike in from the shore. Very undeveloped in terms...More

2  Thank aa b
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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Interesting Island and quiet hiking with some scenic views but did not see any of the 5 wild horses nor any sheep. The only birds we saw were some gulls. We did see a 6 point buck and other deer towards the end.

Thank Jad27
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Barbara S
21 August 2017|
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Response from Thomas D | Reviewed this property |
From the Dayton put in to one of the nearest landing beach spots on the NW of Wild Horse Island, it is just over 2 miles (Strava measured it as 2.3 miles). It took our group 40 - 60 minutes getting through the chop as we... More
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DaveandMillie
12 August 2015|
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Response from gordons737 | Reviewed this property |
No commercial tours of the island that I know of. Far Wast tours goes by the island or You can rent a pontoon boat from Extreme water sports in Lakeside and tour the entire lake though! Don't miss painted rocks on the way... More
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