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Les Mason State Park

Experience cool, clear waters along a smooth cobble beach on Whitefish Lake. Enjoy shaded picnic tables, great swimming and a spot to launch your canoe or kayak.

About the Park

Les Mason State Park is a peaceful day use park located on the east shore of Whitefish Lake. With 585 feet of sand and gravel lakeshore, this park provides excellent swimming opportunities. Nearby tables provide a beautiful setting for a picnic.

Sea Me Paddle Kayaking Tours, Inc., concessionaire at Whitefish Lake State Park and Les Mason State Park, offers rental equipment, including: stand-up paddle boards, kayaks, and pedal boats. Open daily from June 15 thru Labor Day; hours of operation may vary. Call 406-249-1153 or contact them at www.seamepaddle.com.

Activities

  • Bird Watching

  • Boating

  • Lake Fishing

  • Paddleboarding (SUP)

  • Picnicking

  • Swimming

Amenities

Some amenities are seasonal. Check with the park for availability.

  • Boat Rental

  • Parking

  • Pack-in/Pack-out

  • Toilets (Vault)

Seasons & Hours

Hours listed below are normal operating hours and may not apply when there is a special restriction or closure. Check Alerts and Closures in the tab below.

Day-Use Park

Opens May 21, 2021

Park Rules

Volunteer

Contact the park manager for open volunteer positions at Les Mason State Park.

For complete position descriptions, application forms, and details about Montana State Parks volunteer programs, visit the Volunteers page.

Fees

Montana Residents

  • Day use entrance is free*

 

Nonresidents

  • Day use entrance fee with a vehicle: $8
  • Day use entrance fee as a walk-in, bicycle or bus passenger: $4
  • With a Nonresident Entrance Pass: Free

 

* Montana residents who pay the $9 state parks fee with their annual vehicle registration have no daily entrance fees to state parks. For residents who don't include this in their vehicle registration, non-resident day use fees apply.

Alerts & Closures

RV's and towed trailers not recommended

Food Storage Rules: Store all attractants, day or night, in a closed, hard sided container or vehicle when not in immediate use. Tent campers without a vehicle may use available food lockers. Do not burn waste in fire ring or leave litter around camp-site. Dispose of garbage in bear-resistant dumpsters provided.

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Les Mason State Park
c/o FWP Region 1 Headquarters
490 North Meridian Rd
Kalispell, MT 59901

Phone: 406-752-5501
Email: dbennetts@mt.gov

Recreate Responsibly

Tips to stay safe while getting outdoors

To keep our state parks safe and accessible to all, make sure you know before you go, practice physical distancing, plan ahead, play it safe, explore locally, leave no trace, respect wildlife, and do your part to build an inclusive outdoors. 

Visit the Recreate Responsibly page for more information 

Les Mason State Park

Address

2650 E. Lake Shore Dr.
Whitefish, MT 59937
Latitude/Longitude:
(48.45894 / -114.37171)

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Meet The Park Manager

Dave Bennetts

Dave Bennetts has worked for MT State Parks for the past 12 years, working as a Park Ranger on Flathead Lake for 4 years, and for the last 8 years as the Park Manager for Les Mason, Logan, Thompson Falls and Whitefish Lake State Parks. He also manages the Thompson Chain of Lakes recreational area. Dave graduated from Oregon State University in 1993 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Forest Recreation Resource Management. He worked seasonally for the National Park Service for more than a dozen years before joining MT State Parks in 2006. Dave is originally from Butte, MT.

CONTACT INFO
Mailing Address:
FWP Region 1 Headquarters
490 North Meridian Rd
Kalispell, MT 59901

Phone: April 15-Oct. 15: 406-862-3991
Oct 16 - April 14: 406-751-4590
Email: dbennetts@mt.gov

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