Local Area Attractions
Flathead Lake is 28 miles long and 15 miles wide, making it the largest freshwater lake in the western United States. There is 128 miles of shoreline, and the maximum depth is 386 feet. The lake offers some of the finest year-round fishing available. Major species south over the years include large sized lake trout, lake whitefish, yellow perch, bull trout and west slope cutthroat.
Glacier National Park
Many options available like taking the scenic Going-to-the-Sun road which winds through mountain valleys carved by ancient glaciers, with stark contrasts of pristine cedar and pine forest and sheer rock walls leading to Logan Pass. Take the infamous Red Bus tour through the park. Also available are several turnouts for sight-seeing and photographs. For more information view the Glacier National Park website
National Bison Range
Established in 1908 to protect one of the most important remaining herds of American Buffalo, this 19,000-acre natural grassland is the home of approximately 400 of the great shaggy animals. At the visitor center you will find interpretive exhibits, information about the Range and a map of two, self-guided drives through the Range. In addition to the bison you may see elk, whitetail and mule deer, bighorn sheep, and pronghorn antelope. Allow approximately two hours for the drive.
Miracle of America Museum
This is the Smithsonian of the West. Over 100,000 artifacts in 27 separate buildings. Contact them at 406-883-6804
Local Area Activities
Reservations are filling up faster than you can say Montana Summer! Polson area is well known for fishing, golfing, the National Bison Range and is ideally located to tour Glacier National Park. Don't delay - reserve your space today for these local area events.
4th of July Festivities
July 4 Celebration
Enjoy the Polson Parade at noon and end the evening with the best panoramic view of the fireworks display from the deck at the Polson KOA.
Flathead Lake Cherry Festival July 20-21
Polson's Flathead Lake Cherry Festival held on Main Street is fun for the whole family! There are more than 125 vendors, homemade cherry pies, unique arts and crafts, cherry pie eating, stem tying, and pit spitting contests. Enjoy sidewalk sales and local Montana made wares. There will also be a street dance Saturday night featuring local band Southern Comfort.
Live History Days
This is a family friendly event for all ages, young and old. Come and enjoy Live History Days at the Miracle of America Museum on Highway 93 in Polson. These two fun filled days feature demonstrations by blacksmiths, spinners, quilters, weavers, carvers, artists, potters, bead workers and others who also let visitors try their hand at the crafts. Rides are given on vintage motorcycle side cars, military vehicles and antique autos and tractors. Numerous old engines and tractors operate equipment including a feed grinder, rock crusher shingle mill and more. In the afternoons there is music from old time fiddlers and country bands and various dancing exhibitions. Plenty of food is always available. For more information, visit www.miracleofamericamuseum.org.
Summerfest is a new 3-day festival that will include a classic car show, art festival, food, music and much more! This festival will expand on the Crusin' by the Bay Car Show which features over 500 hotrods, customs and classics; this year it is being expanded to include motorcycles and trucks.
Te 42nd Annual Outdoor Art Festival takes place on the Lake County Courthouse lawn.
Book in advance for this event! We're already getting booked up for this event.
Visit sandpiperartgallery.com for more information.
Local Area EventsListing Calendar
Kids Camp Free for Father's Day
Kids camp FREE on Father's Day weekend at the Polson KOA. What's a bigger blast than hanging out with Dad for an entire summer weekend? Having the kids camp completely FREE. Give Dad exactly what he wants for Father's Day this year-quality family time in the great outdoors.Reserve Online or call 888-883-2151and reference Hot Deal Code: *F.
Mission Mountain NRA Rodeo
The Annual Mission Mountain NRA Rodeo will be presented and produced by Polson Fairgrounds, Inc and will be held Friday, June 27 and Saturday, June 28 beginning at 7:30 p.m. both evenings with Youth Mutton Bustin' and Youth Miniature Bull riding beginning at 6:30 p.m. Live music on Friday night after the rodeo.
JULY 4 Celebration
Join us for an old fashioned barbecue to celebrate our freedom and independence! Enjoy the home town 4th of July Parade and finish the night with a spectacular panoramic view of the fireworks. We have Polson's best view of the fireworks.
Flathead Lake Cherry Festival July 19-20
July 19-20. Fun for the Whole Family! July 19-20
Polson's Flathead Lake Cherry Festival, held on Main Street, is fun for the whole family! There are more than 125 vendors, homemade cherry pies, unique arts and crafts, cherry pie eating, stem tying, and pit spitting contests. Enjoy sidewalk sales and local Montana made wares.
Flathead Lake 3 on 3 Hoop Shoot
The 22nd annual Flathead Lake 3-on-3 tournament will be on Main Street in Polson on July 25, 26 and 27 with 300 teams. All proceeds are donated back to the community including $1,000 to Chamber Beautification. To enter and for bracket and other information go to www.flatheadlake3on3.com. Packet pick up is on Friday, 7/25 from 5-9pm at First Citizens Bank. The tournament games start 9am on Saturday and Sunday, 7/26-7/27. Submit your slam dunk video for a chance at $1000 in the Budweiser/TownPump Slam Dunk Contest. For more information call 406-883-5255.