Columbia Falls, Montana

With a wide range of activities, Columbia Falls is a recreationist's paradise. Being the southwestern gateway to Glacier National Park offers unlimited outdoor recreation such as hiking, biking, skiing and snowmobiling. Situated near the three forks of the Flathead rivers offers excellent access to fly fishing and river rafting. This area is well known for golfing, llama-guided hikes and freshwater recreation. Nearby state parks and Flathead National Forest also add to the wide array of recreation. Find what to do in Columbia Falls.

Photo courtesy of Glacier Anglers, West Glacier, MT


Meadow Lake Golf Course. 490 St. Andrews Drive, Columbia Falls, MT 59912. Phone: 406-892-2111. E-mail

Guides and Outfitters - Boat Tours

Glacier Park Boat Company. 282 Sunrise Creek Loop, Columbia Falls, MT 59912. Phone: 406-257-2426.

Guides and Outfitters - Fishing

Glacier Anglers. 12400 Highway 2 E, West Glacier, MT 59936. Phone: 406-888-5454; Toll-free: 1-800-235-6781; Fax: 406-888-5541. E-mail

Guides and Outfitters - Whitewater Rafting

Glacier Raft Company. 106 Going to the Sun Road, West Glacier, MT 59936. Phone: 406-888-5454; Toll-free: 1-800-235-6781; Fax: 406-888-5541. E-mail GPS: 4829'47.9"N 11358'53.6"W

Llama Trips and Outfitters

Great Northern Llama Company. 600 Blackmer Lane, Columbia Falls, MT 59912. Phone: 406-755-9044; Fax: 406-755-4652. E-mail

Outdoor Recreation

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.

Located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains lies Flathead National Forest. Numerous lakes stream and rivers provide fishing, boating, waterskiing and swimming, miles of trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding and plenty of snow activities such as skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing.

Glacier National Park. 64 Grinnell Drive, HQ building, PO Box 128, West Glacier, MT 59936. Phone: 406-888-7800; TDD: 406-888-7806; Fax: 406-888-7808.

Glacier National Park offers cross country skiing, rivers and lakes for boating, fishing, whitewater rafting, over 700 miles of hiking and biking trails through forests and up mountains, backpacking, driving the famous scenic Going-to-the-Sun Road, wildlife viewing, and guided horseback trips.

Lake McDonald
Fishing, boat tours and rentals are some of the activities at the largest lake in Glacier National Park.

Les Mason State Park. 2650 E. Lake Shore Drive, Whitefish, MT 59937. Phone: 406-752-5501. GPS: 48.45894; -114.37171.

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.

Located less than one mile from the Whitefish trail, Whitefish Park provides ample opportunities for hiking, biking, boating, fishing, swimming, water skiing, wildlife viewing and photography.

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