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Outdoor enthusiasts have endless recreational opportunities with Glacier National Park, the Bob Marshall and the Swan Wilderness Areas located nearby. Flathead Lake offers fishing, boating and other water activities. Click on the links below for more information.
Festival of the Arts - August. Main Streets of Downtown Bigfork.
Web site featuring the events held in Bigfork.
Bagley Guide Service. Phone: 406-837-3618.
Bigfork Anglers. 405 Bridge Street, Bigfork, MT 59911. Phone: 406-837-3675.
Crane Mountain Guide Service. Phone: 406-837-0918.
Flathead Lake Charters. PO Box 8074, Bigfork, MT 59911. Phone: 406-837-3632.
Two River Gear. 603 Electric Avenue, Bigfork, MT 59911. Phone: 406-837-3474.
Swan River Nature Trail
Trailhead starts at the east end of Grand Avenue in downtown Bigfork.
Bob Marshall Wilderness Area. Flathead National Forest.
Flathead National Forest. Swan Lake Ranger Station - 200 Ranger Station Road, Bigfork, MT 59911. Phone: 406-837-7500; Fax: 406-837-7503.
Downhill skiing, fishing, floating, rafting, hiking trails, scenic drives, hunting, fishing, berry picking.
Flathead National Forest.
Hiking and over 20 lakes provide fishing for cutthroat and rainbow trout.
Wayfarers State Park. 8600 Mt. Highway 35, Bigfork, MT 59911. Phone: 406-752-5501. GPS: 48.0548; -114.07543.
Located on the northeast shore of Flathead Lake, Wayfarers Park is popular with photographers with an abundance of wildflowers to enjoy, a nature walk over rocky shoreline to cliffs with a beautiful view of the lake and picnic areas.
Blacktail Mountain. 30 minutes from Bigfork, west of Lakeside.
Whitefish Mountain. Located nearby Whitefish.
Mountain Mike's Rental Bikes & Guided Tours. 417 Bridge Street, Bigfork, MT 59911. Phone: 406-253-2453.
Wild Wave Rentals. 180 Vista Lane, Bigfork, MT 59911. Phone: 406-253-5800.
Wild Horse Boat Trips. 452 Grand Drive, Bigfork, MT 59911. Phone: 406-837-5617.
Best selection of books on the Northwest.
A Fisherman's Guide to Selected Lakes of Northwest Montana, Volume 2 by John E. Moore. This volume covers many lakes in the Yaak area, the Jewel Basin and the Ten Lakes area near Eureka. Photographic opportunities, for both scenery and wildlife in the areas covered by this book are limitless. The book is separated into chapters for each lake with a photograph of the lake. Order now...
Northwest Montana Fire Lookouts...A Hiking Guide by Steve Rains, Blake Passmore, Lynne Rains and Calab Rains. This guide takes the hiker to 30 lookouts expanding over 6 mountain ranges. Get details on trailhead directions, routes, safety and photographs. For more info see http://letshikemontana.com Order now...
Great Places: Montana: A Recreational Guide to Montana's Public Lands and Historical Places for Birding, Hiking, Photography, Fishing, Hunting by Chuck Robbins. Recreational guide to Montana's public lands and historical places. There are maps, photos and a contact list with web sites, addresses and phone numbers of all of the public areas. Also has a complete bird list. Order now...
Hiking Montana: A Guide to the State's Greatest Hikes (State Hiking Guides Series)10th Edition by Bill Schneider and Russ Schneider. Completely field-checked and updated edition this guide describes 100 of the best hikes in Montana, from easy day hikes and family outings to backcountry trips. Order now...
Insiders' Guide to Glacier National Park, 6th: Including the Flathead Valley & Waterton Lakes National Park by Michael McCoy. This book is the essential source for information to this outdoor paradise that offers diverse opportunities for fun and adventure. Written by a local, this guide offers a personal and practical perspective of Glacier and its surrounding environs. Order now...
Moon Montana, 9th Edition (Moon Handbooks) by Judy Jewell and W.C. McRae. This guide has complete information about all of Big Sky Country, from Yellowstone National Park to the eastern prairies of the state, to help the traveler plan a memorable vacation. Order now...
Gene Kilgore's Ranch Vacations by Gene Kilgore. This book lists more than 140 ranches in the U.S. and Canada. Kilgore details the setting, activities, dining and accommodations, entertainment, children's programs, rates and how to get there. Complete with maps, photos, and tips on what questions to ask when choosing a ranch, what to pack and a glossary of ranch terms. Order now...
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