Kalispell, Montana
Activities

Montana's Flathead Valley provides endless outdoor recreational activities. Go hiking, biking, horseback riding, fishing and hunting in the Flathead National Forest or one of the nearby state parks. Read this page for details on what to do in Kalispell.

Auto Racing

Montana Raceway Park. 3790 Highway 93 N, Kalispell, MT 59901. Phone: 406-257-7223; Fax: 406-257-7217.

Ballooning

Fantasy Flights Balloon Tours. PO Box 7696, Kalispell, MT 59904. Phone: 406-755-4172. E-mail

Family Fun

The Zone Family Fun Center. 3240 Highway 2 E, Kalispell, MT 59901. Phone: 406-755-9663. E-mail

Festivals and Events

Arts In The Park - July. Downtown at Depot Park, Kalispell, MT 59901. Phone: 406-755-5268.

Sponsored by the Hockaday Museum of Art, this three day event features arts and crafts from over 100 artists as well as music, dancing and food vendors.

Flathead Quilters Guild Show and Quilt Auction - September. Flathead County Fairgrounds: 265 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell, MT 59901. E-mail

Glacier Jazz Stampede. PO Box 2627, Kalispell, MT 59903. Phone: 406-871-7766. E-mail

This event is a four day music venue featuring a variety of Jazz such as Ragtime, Dixieland, Big Band and Swing.

Northwest Montana Fair. Flathead County Fairgrounds: 265 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell, MT 59901. Phone: 406-758-5810; Fax: 406-758-2146.

Golf

Big Mountain Golf Club. 3230 Highway 93 N, Kalispell, MT 59901. Phone: 406-751-1950; Toll-free: 1-800-255-5641.

Buffalo Hill Golf Club. Kalispell, MT 59901. Phone: 406-756-4530; 888-342-6319. E-mail

Frontier Roadhouse Golf. 100 Montana Highway 206, Kalispell, MT 59901. Phone: 406-755-0111. E-mail

Village Greens Golf Club. 500 Palmer Drive, Kalispell, MT 59901. Phone: 406-752-4666. E-mail

Guides and Outfitters - Fishing

Outcast Guiding & Outfitters. 193 Shelter Valley Drive, Kalispell, MT 59901. Phone: 406-261-5655. E-mail

Guides and Outfitters - Fishing and Hunting

Northern Rockies Outfitters. 270 Bayou Road, Kalispell, MT 59901. Phone: 406 756-2544.

Guides and Outfitters - Horseback Riding

High Country Trails. 2800 Foys Lake Road, Kalispell, MT 59901. Phone: 406-755-1283; Cell: 406-212-9998.

Lonesome Dove Guest Ranch. 1805 Haywire Gulch, PO Box 8510, Kalispell, MT 59904. Phone: 406-756-3056; Toll-free: 1-800-949-4169. E-mail

Guides and Outfitters - Hunting

B&D Outfitters. PO Box 455, Kalispell, MT 59901. Phone: 406-752-7842. E-mail

Great Bear Outfitters. Phone: 406-755-3210.

Hiking

Glacier Park Boat Company. PO Box 5262, Kalispell, MT 59903. Phone: 406-257-2426; Fax: 406-756-1437. E-mail

Montana Wilderness Association - Flathead-Kootenai Chapter. 307 First Avenue E, Suite 1, Kalispell, MT 59901. Phone: 406-755-6304. E-mail

Founded in 1958, the association aims to protect and preserve all of Montana's remaining wild lands and naturally functioning ecosystems. Contact the Flathead Chapter for details on free hikes in the area, led by volunteers. Reservations are necessary.

Hockey

Flathead Valley Hockey Association (Home of the Flathead Flames and Woodland Ice Center). PO Box 2205, Kalispell, MT 59903. Phone: 406-755-4233. E-mail

Lakes and Rivers

Flathead Lake
Flathead Lake is more than 300 feet deep, extends north and south for 28 miles and is 7 to 15 miles wide and is the largest natural freshwater lake in the western United States. All manner of water sports are enjoyed upon its 200 square miles of surface. Several state parks and lakeshore communities have boat launches and marinas on the Lake.

Mountaineering

Glacier Mountaineering Society (GMS). PO Box 1241, Kalispell, MT 59903. E-mail

A group of people motivated to experience, explore and protect the environment of Glacier/Waterton National Peace Park. Need to be a member to join their climbs. The site has extensive information on backcountry etiquette and safety.

Outdoor Recreation

Flathead National Forest. Tally Lake Ranger Station: 650 Wolf Pack Way, Kalispell, MT 59901. Phone: 406-758-5200; Fax: 406-758-5379.

Tally Lake Campground has a beach, hiking, biking and horseback riding trails, river and stream fishing, boating, swimming and waterskiing, big game, small game and game bird/waterfowl hunting, OHV riding at Ashley Lake ATV Trail #812, cross country skiing and snowshoeing, snowboarding, snowmobiling at Tally Mountain Trail #163 and #163A, mushing and skijoring are activities enjoyed in Flathead National Forest.

Glacier National Park
The West Entrance of Glacier National Park provides access to the Lake McDonald area, Park Headquarters, the Apgar Visitor Center and is the west entry point to the famed 52-mile Going-to-the-Sun Road. Other activities include cross country skiing, boating, fishing, whitewater rafting, hiking and biking trails.

Lake Mary Ronan State Park. Highway 93 at Dayton, then 7 miles northwest; Mail: 490 North Meridian Kalispell, MT 59901. Phone: 406-849-5082. GPS: 47.927; -114.382.

Lake Mary Ronan includes boating, fishing, swimming, dock, ramp, hiking and biking trails.

Lone Pine State Park. Located 4 miles southwest of Kalispell on Lone Pine Road; Mail: 490 North Meridian Kalispell, MT 59901. Phone: 406-755-2706. GPS: 48.174; -114.338.

Lone Pine offers trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding, interpretive trail and programs, tours, horseshoe pit, archery range, volleyball court, snowshoeing and wildlife viewing.

Wayfarers State Park. Located ½ miles south of Bigfork on Montana 35; Mail: 490 North Meridian Kalispell, MT 59901. Phone: 406-752-5501.

Just outside of Bigfork, Wayfarers offers a boat launch, swimming in Flathead Lake and hiking through the forest full of wildflowers. Located outside of Bigfork, Wayfarers offers a boat launch, swimming in Flathead Lake and hiking through the forest full of wildflowers.

West Shore State Park. Located 20 miles south of Kalispell on Highway 93; Mail: 490 North Meridian Kalispell, MT 59901. Phone: 406-752-5501. GPS: 47.952; -114.192.

West Shore offers boating, fishing, swimming, a concrete ramp, dock, hiking and biking.

Whitefish Lake State Park. Located on Whitefish Lake, 1 mile west of Whitefish on Highway 93, then 1 mile north; Mail: Whitefish Lake, 490 North Meridian Kalispell, MT 59901. Phone: 406-862-3991. GPS: 48.425; -114.371.

Boating, swimming, fishing and waterskiing are popular activities on Whitefish Lake. A mature forest and beach are also found in this small park.

Sporting Goods and Equipment Rentals

Fastoys. 3480 Highway 2 E, Kalispell, MT 59901. Phone: 406-257-8697; Fax: 406-755-0134. E-mail

Glacier Park Boat Company. PO Box 5262, Kalispell, MT 59903. Phone: 406-257-2426; Fax: 406-756-1437. E-mail

Jesco Marine & Power Sports. 2610 Highway 93 S, Kalispell, MT 59901. Phone: 406-752-2112; Toll-free: 1-866-646-0417; Fax: 406-752-2176. E-mail

Relay Sports. 2593 Highway 2 E, Kalispell, MT 59901. Phone: 406-752-5005.

Snappy Sport Senter. 1400 Highway 2 E, Kalispell, MT 59901. Phone: 406-257-7525; Toll-free: 1-888-960-230; Fax: 406-756-1111.

Sportsman Ski Haus. 145 Hutton Ranch Road, Kalispell, MT 59901. Phone: 406-755-6484; Fax: 406-758-7425.

Wheaton's. 214 1st Avenue W, Kalispell, MT 59901. Phone: 406-257-5808.

Tours and Charters

Glacier Park Boat Company. PO Box 5262, Kalispell, MT 59903. Phone: 406-257-2426; Fax: 406-756-1437. E-mail

Red Eagle Aviation. 1880 Highway 93 S, Kalispell, MT 59901. Phone: 406-755-2376.

Trails

Foy's to Blacktail Trails. PO Box 81, Kalispell, MT 59903. Phone: 406-249-2010. E-mail

Located above Heron Park, about 10 minutes from downtown Kalispell, these trails are used for walk in, biking, horseback riding and nature learning.

Rails to Trails of Northwest Montana. PO Box 1103, Kalispell, MT 59903. E-mail

This trail system has more than 10 miles of paved trails, much that was built on the old Great Northern Railroad beds from Somers on the north shore of Flathead Lake west to Kila bordering the Smith Lake Waterfowl Production Area.

*See the Go Northwest! guide to the Flathead Valley.

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