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.
The 42nd Annual Outdoor Art Festival
The 42nd Annual Outdoor Art Festival, held on Aug. 10 takes place on the Lake County Courthouse Lawn in conjunction with the Crusin' by the Bay Vintage Car Show.
Mission Mountain NRA Rodeo
Put on your cowboy hat and your boots and bring bring the whole family to enjoy a true small town Rodeo for some real fun at the Polson Fairgrounds.
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.