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The Flathead National Forest offers a multitude of recreational opportunities on the water. If your taste for adventure is wet, check out our wide range of great locations!
Larger lakes that offer a variety of water activities include Holland Lake, Swan Lake, Lindbergh Lake,the Hungry Horse Reservoir, Tally Lake, Upper Stillwater Lake, and Big Salmon Lake in the Bob Marshall Wilderness. Many lakes have boat launches, docks, and camping near-by.
The Flathead Forest's smaller mountain lakes include Sylvia, Red Meadow, Moose, Lupine Lake, many in Jewel Basin, the Mission Mountain, Great Bear and Bob Marshall Wilderness areas. These lakes offer recreation opportunities from summer swimming to quiet paddling near camping sites and picnic areas.
Flathead Wild and Scenic River
Floating the Three Forks of the Flathead Wild and Scenic River is apopular activity. The North Fork, Middle Fork, and South Fork have different origins and personalities, until they merge to form the main Flathead River. The 3-Forks offer opportunities for day floats, thrilling whitewater stretches, and permitted guided trips for day and overnight experiences. Find brochures and regulations to help your float be a success on our River Regulations page.