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 EventsListing Calendar
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.
August 2, Water Daze Swim Race
Polson - Mission Valley Aquatics Center's 12th Annual Water Daze Swim will be held Saturday, Aug. 2 at Boettcher Park in Polson. this great family event has activities for everyone: a beautiful 1.3 mile open water swim race, free fun swims for kids, a huge waterslide, educational activities by the Flathead Lakers and a delicious post swim barbecue!
Summerfest is a new 3 day festival that will include a car show, art festival, food, music and much more! This festival will expand on the Crusin' by the Bay car show which features more than 500 hotrods, customs and classics; this year it is being expanded to include motorcycles and trucks.
The 42nd Annual Outdoor Art Festival takes place on the Lake County Courthouse lawn.
Book in advance! We're already getting booked up for this weekend!
Visit www.sandpiperartgallery.com for more information or call Anderson Radio Broadcasint at 406-883-5255.
Flathead Blues Festival
This is a 2-day event, Friday 5 to 11:30 p.m. and Saturday noon to Midnight. The Festival will again take place at beautiful Salish Point on Polson Bay (on the shore of Polson Bay between Sacajawea Park and KwaTaqNuk Resort).
August can bring warm days and nights, so bring your sunscreen, swimsuits, float tubes, and prepare to have an amazing weekend on Flathead Lake!
Flathead River Indian National Finals Rodeo
The Flathead River Indian National Finals Tour Rodeo will be held at the Polson Fairgrounds with nightly performances at 6:30 p.m. This event features some of the best Native American cowboys and cowgirls throughout the United States.