Beautiful Polson Montana
Welcome to the Flathead! Whether you are planning a summer or winter get-away, Flathead Valley is the place to be! Bring your family & friends to one of the most scenic vacation spots in the West!
The Flathead Valley is located in Northwest Montana & is accessed by Glacier International Airport (Kalispell), Missoula International Airport, Amtrak Rail Services, Greyhound Bus, or personal means of travel.
In the Flathead Valley we have mild winters and pleasant summers. Popular winter sports include snowmobiling, cross country skiing, & downhill skiing with the Big Mountain Ski Resort & Blacktail Ski Area offering skiing for all ages & ability levels. Summer brings golf, water sports, camping, fishing, rafting, hiking, biking, rock-climbing, & horse-back riding.
Flathead Lake, the largest natural freshwater lake west of the Mississippi in the lower 48 states, is situated in the heart of the 100 mile long Flathead Valley. With over 200 square miles of water & 185 miles of shoreline, Flathead Lake offers activities for the whole family.
Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks maintains 13 State Parks & Public Access Sites scattered all around the shoreline of Flathead Lake. The State Park Recreation Areas have toilets, boat launch, camping, swimming, & picnic facilities. Also located along the west shore near the Big Arm State Park is Wildhorse Island, a 2,165-acre state park. The park is accessible only by boat and is a public day use and picnic area only. There is no overnight camping.
An hour north of Missoula & an hour south of Kalispell, POLSON, MONTANA, is located on the Flathead Indian Reservation at the south end of Flathead Lake. The Mission Valley south of Polson is bordered by the Mission Mountains.
The mild climate allows for the growing of a variety of fruits including apples, apricots, pears, plums, huckleberries, raspberries, & the famous Flathead Cherries. Polson celebrates with an annual Cherry Festival. Roadside stands along the East Shore of the lake offer a variety of the locally grown fruits.
There is so much to see & do around Polson all year long. In the winter, the lake offers ice-skating & ice fishing. Also popular are snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, or downhill skiing at Blacktail Mountain, just 45 miles north.
In the Polson area daylight lasts until 11:00 PM during the summer months. There are plenty of opportunities for recreation on & around Flathead Lake.
We have several city parks located right on the lake with fantastic picnicking & swimming areas.
Polson has a City Ramp with lake access for Boating, Fishing, Wakeboarding, & Waterskiing. Other Water Sports include Sailing, Kayaking, Canoeing, & Wind Surfing, & Jet Skiing.
The Flathead River starts below Kerr Dam & features Whitewater Rafting.
Watercraft Rentals are available at various locations. Outfitters & other companies provide guides & equipment.
Donít miss the Polson Golf Course!
Polson hosts the Flathead Lake Hoopfest in July & in August, the largest Car Show in the Pacific Northwest.
Polson has two museums, The Miracle of America & Polson-Flathead Historical Museum.
There are many site-seeing opportunities.
The National Bison Range at Moise is nearby, along with the Ninepipes & Pablo Wildlife Refuges for bird watchers.
Enjoy the scenic views of Montana!
With the beautiful Mission Mountains to the east & Glacier National Park a little over an hour away, the Polson area is your Ideal Vacation Destination! Once you visit us here in Polson Montana, we know youíll be back!
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Enjoy Montana everyday
It is always nice when friends are visiting beautiful Montana. We would like to offer those who cannot stay the ability to enjoy the beauty of Montana everyday at home or office on their computer using Microsoft Windows. Our screen savers rotate 70 original photographs taken by photographer Michael Hewston showcasing the beauty of northwest Montana. Enjoy these photographs on your desktop, and enjoy Montana everyday.
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Flathead Lake 3 on 3 Tourneyment
Welcome to the 15th annual 2007 Flathead Lake 3on3. This 3-on-3 basketball tournament is played in the streets of downtown Polson, July 27-29 just a slam dunk away from beautiful Flathead Lake.
Polson Chamber of Commerce.
Polson is located on the Flathead Indian Reservation in Northwest Montana. Polson lies in a natural amphitheater at the south end of Flathead Lake.
This charming lakeside community is the trading center for one of Montanaís most fertile farming areas. In a prime cherry growing region and home to numerous cherry orchards, Polson celebrates with an annual cherry festival.
Polson Chamber of Commerce
Welcome to Polson
Links to local businesses and organizations in and around beautiful Polson, Montana.