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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.
Flathead NP offers a wide array of activities including biking, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, hunting, OHV riding, boating, swimming, waterskiing, mushing, skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing.
Glacier NP activities include 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. 2650 E. Lake Shore Drive, Whitefish, MT 59937. GPS: 48.45894; -114.37171. Phone: 406-752-5501.
Located on the east shore of Whitefish Lake, Les Mason is a say use park offering swimming, fishing, boating and picnicking opportunities.
Lone Pine State Park. 300 Lone Pine Road, Kalispell, MT 59901. Phone: 406-755-2706. GPS: 48.17404; -114.33754.
Bicycling, hiking and horseback riding trails, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, tours, horseshoe pits, volley ball, archery and wildlife viewing are some of the recreational opportunities to enjoy at Lone Pine. A visitor center with gift shop is open year round.
Whitefish Lake State Park. 1615 W. Lakeshore, Whitefish, MT 59937. Phone: 406-862-3991. GPS: 48.42381; -114.37067.
Whitefish Lake is filled with water recreation including 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...
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...
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...
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