Local Area Attractions Near Polson / Flathead Lake KOA Holiday
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.
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.
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.
Local Area Recreation Near Polson / Flathead Lake KOA Holiday
Boating & Other Lake Recreation
Flathead Lake is the largest natural freshwater lake west of the Mississippi in the lower 48 states, with over 200 square miles of water and 185 miles of shoreline. The lake offers breathtaking views of the Mission Mountains to the east and the Salish Mountains to the west. Recreation on the lake includes, sailing, power boating, waterskiing, swimming, and more. Give us a call or stop by our office for local boat rental and tour guide recommendations.
Come stay with us and enjoy the incredible fishing that Flakehead Lake has to offer. Try your luck at catching one of the lake trout, pike, yellow perch, and white fish that are all roaming the waters.
Glacier National Park
Come stay with us and visit Glacier National Park, the Crown of the Continent. We are located roughly 90 minutes south of the entrance to Glacier National Park. The park offers an endless number of memorable experiences including, hiking, biking, and guided tours. Please visit the National Park Service website for important information.