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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 406-709-2124 or visit 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

Park is day use only. 

Park is open to foot traffic/walk-in only during winter months. 

Gates will close to vehicles on 10/31/22. 

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

  • 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.

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

Alerts & Closures

Limited Access: Access is currently limited due to crowding. Limited access is expected to continue with warm weather. You may experience long wait times to gain entry to these parks. Thank you for being patient and prepared for delays or 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.

 

Restrictions and Closures

See a current list of Restrictions and Closures on State Parks and other FWP lands that may be affected by floods, fire, drought or major maintenance activities.

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

150 E. Lakeshore Ct.
Whitefish, MT 59937
Latitude/Longitude:
(48.45894 / -114.37171)

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Meet The Park Manager

Dave Bennetts

Dave Bennetts has worked for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks for over 12 years. 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 FWP in 2006. Dave is originally from Butte, MT.

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