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
Flathead Boat Company
Whether you want to tour Wildhorse Island and go hiking to see the wild horses, big horn sheep, deer or many of the birds of prey or you are spending the day fishing, water skiing, tubing or just cruising the lake, these boats will provide plenty of entertainment for your summer vacation. Multi day discounts are available on all vessels. Please call for a quote. Call 406-883-0999 or visit flatheadboatcompany.com Flathead Boat Company at 406-250-3557.
Several challenging courses in the area Polson CC 406-883-8230 Silver Fox 406-675-7888 Mission Mtn 406-676-4653
Miniature Golf Course
Mini Golf at the KOA is always fun! Enjoy our 18 hole course - it's a challenge the whole family can enjoy.
St. Ignatius Mission
This church is said to be the third most beautiful in the world. Constructed in the early 1890’s, the walls and ceilings contain 58 original, color murals by Brother Joseph Carignano, an untrained Jesuit brother who served in the mission’s kitchen. A visit to this exquisite mission is a very rewarding experience.
There are numerous orchards along the southern and eastern shores of Flathead Lake. Spring is a time of beautiful blooming trees, and mid-July is the time to pick the ripe fruit. You may stop at numerous road side stands to buy fresh picked cherries, or spend a few hours picking your own. There are also pears, peaches and apples available.
Kerr Dam, completed in 1938, spans the Flathead River six miles downstream from the lake. This privately owned power dam regulates the lake levels to a maximum of 10 feet, between 2,883 feet and 2893 feet above mean sea level. Before the dam, the lake level would peak in June and then slowly drop until the following spring. The lake level is now regulated by a cooperative agreement between flood control, recreation, agriculture, and power interests. The hike down to the dam's observation deck rewards you with scenic views of the river, lake and mountains. You can incorporate this day trip with a day browsing museums and shops in Polson.
Mission Mountain PRCA Rodeo is held at the Polson Fairgrounds, just half a mile from the Polson KOA. This event is a two night action packed Pro Rodeo in a beautiful setting at the Polson Fairgrounds arena. The Fairgrounds are located across the bridge on U.S. Highway 93 North and bordered by the Flathead River with spectacular views of the Mission Mountains and Flathead Lake.