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Whitefish's close proximity to Glacier National Park and the Flathead National Forest provides endless outdoor recreation. Montana's largest ski resort, Whitefish Mountain Resort, offers a wide array of activities such as skiing, zip lining, a walk in the trees tour plus hiking and biking. Three nearby State Parks, Les Mason, Lone Pine and Whitefish Lake provide fishing opportunities.
Flathead National Forest. Tally Lake Ranger District - 650 Wolf Pack Way, Kalispell, MT 59901. Phone: 406-758-5200; Fax: 406-758-5379.
Biking, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, hunting, OHV riding, boating, swimming, waterskiing, mushing, skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing.
Cross country skiing, boating, fishing, whitewater rafting, hiking and biking trails, Going-to-the-Sun Road scenic drive.
Fishing in Glacier National Park.
Les Mason State Park. 1.3 miles north of Big Mountain turnoff on East Lakeshore Drive in Whitefish. GPS: Lat: 48.46; Long: -114.373. Phone: 406-752-5501.
Boating, fishing, swimming, picnicking and hiking.
Lone Pine State Park. 4 miles southwest of Kalispell on Foys Lake Road, then 1 mile east on Lone Pine Road. GPS: Lat: 48.176; Long: -114.337.
Bicycling, hiking, horseback riding, snowshoeing, tours, horseshoe pits, volley ball, archery and wildlife viewing.
Whitefish Lake State Park. 1 mile west of Whitefish on Highway 93, then 1 mile north. GPS: Lat: 48.425; Long: -114.371. Phone: 406-862-3991.
Boating, fishing, swimming, water skiing, bicycling, wildlife viewing and wildlife photography.
Walk in the Treetops tour, zip lining, scenic lift rides, hiking, biking, alpine slide, snow skiing, snowmobiling and a summit nature center.
Best selection of books on the Northwest.
A Fisherman's Guide to Selected Lakes of Northwest Montana, Volume 2 by John E. Moore. This book provides detailed information on the lake and surrounding area, plus directions and fishing tips. All lakes in this book have been personally visited, photographed, and in most cases fished by the author. Order now...
Montana's Best Fishing Waters by Wilderness Adventures Press and Inc. Comprehensive map book with information to official access sites with GPS coordinates, boat ramps, campgrounds plus roads and trails to access every stream. Order now...
Fly Fishing Montana: A No Nonsense Guide to Top Waters by Brian Grossenbacher and Jenny Grossenbacher. From the Yellowstone River to the Boulder River, this book guides you through their beautiful home state of Montana. You'll get the essential information you need to fly fish Montana's outstanding waters. Order now...
Montana River Maps & Fishing Guide by Ray Rychnovsky, Author/Editor and Esther Poleo, Illustrator. Features the best 30 Montana rivers. Included for each river are the best seasons, species, available illustrated fishing methods (both fly and gear), best flies and best gear for individual rivers and species and more. Order now...
Hiking Montana, 3rd: 25th Anniversary Edition by Bill Schneider and Russ Schneider. Completely field-checked and updated edition. The classic guide to 100 of the best hikes in Montana from easy day hikes to backpacking 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...
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 and photos and a contact list with web sites, addresses and phone numbers of all of the public areas. Also a complete bird list for all of Montana. Order now...
Montana Adventure Guide by Genevieve Rowles. Offering coverage of the history, culture, geography and climate, this book also looks at wilderness trips in Montana. Areas featured include Flathead and Clearwater Mountains, and fly-fishing, Nordic skiing, rock-hounding and overnight hiking excursions are all covered. Order now...
Backroads & Byways of Montana: Drives, Day Trips & Weekend Excursions by Jeff Welsch and Sherry Moore. This series leads you down the road less traveled. Itineraries for visits of differing durations and in different seasons, tips for comfortable accommodations, great food, and good shopping. Order now...
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