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Columbia Falls biggest attractions is being near beautiful wilderness such as Glacier National Park and Flathead National Forest. For more information on what to see, explore this page.
Flathead National Forest. Glacier View/Hungry Horse Ranger District: 10 Hungry Horse Drive Hungry Horse, MT 59919. Phone: 406-387-3800; Fax: 406-387-3889.
In the heart of of the Rocky Mountains lies Flathead National Forest. The Bob Marshall, Scapegoat and Great Bear Wilderness Areas provide rugged, undisturbed beauty for unmatched solitude.
Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park is a beautiful ice-carved terrain of serrated ridges, jutting peaks, dramatic hanging valleys, 50 glaciers, over 200 lakes, waterfalls and thick forests covering 1.2-million acres. Drive the famous Going-to-the-Sun Road that climbs 3,000 feet to provide spectacular views across the Continental Divide from June to October. Explore the forests, alpine meadows, mountains and lakes for awe inspiring scenery.
Les Mason State Park. 2650 E. Lake Shore Drive, Whitefish, MT 59937. Phone: 406-752-5501. GPS: 48.45894; -114.37171.
Situated on the east shore of Whitefish Lake, Les Mason is a day use park where you can enjoy the sand and gravel lakeshore or a picnic in a scenic setting.
Lone Pine State Park. 300 Lone Pine Road, Kalispell, MT 59901. Phone: 406-755-2706. GPS: 48.17404; -114.33754.
Enjoy the stunning scenery of the Flathead Valley at Lone Pine. On clear days you can see Flathead lake, Big Mountain, Jewel Basin and Glacier National Park. Stop by the Visitor Center for more information about this park.
Whitefish Lake State Park. 1615 W. Lakeshore, Whitefish, MT 59937. Phone: 406-862-3991. GPS: 48.42381; -114.37067.
Pass through the portal to experience the vortex where gravity and other physical rules are out of the "normal" realms. Explore the crooked shack known as the House of Mystery for some laughs and fun.
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