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Somers Beach State Park

Enjoy the scenic north shore of Flathead Lake. From fall through late spring, the lowered lake level reveals a vast sandy beach.

About the Park

In October 2021, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks acquired the 106-acre Somers Beach property on the northwest shore of Flathead Lake. The park provides access to nearly a half-mile of shoreline. The park is comprised of a wide sandy beach that's accessible when Flathead Lake is below full pool from fall through spring, a rocky shoreline to the west, extensive wetlands and riparian areas in the south/center, and some treed and grassy areas inland. It is bordered by the Flathead Lake Waterfowl Production Area (WPA) managed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service on the east. Overall, about 2,400 acres along the north shore of Flathead Lake are currently protected by a patchwork of USFWS and FWP lands and private conservation easements. These lands help support 229 documented bird species, as well as other wildlife.

Starting in 2021 and concluding in 2023, FWP underwent an extensive public planning process for development at Somers Beach State Park. Learn more here.


Somers Beach State Park is day-use only. All dogs must be on a leash. Fires and fireworks are prohibited.


  • Parking lot with portable toilet

  • Walk-in access to the lakeshore

  • FWP is adding further amenities to the park in 2024 and 2025.

Seasons & Hours

Day-use only

Alerts & Closures

The neighboring U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Flathead Waterfowl Production Area (WPA) is closed to access during the bird nesting season, March 1 - July 15. This closure includes the open beaches along the shoreline of the WPA.

Park Rules

  • Day-use only

  • All dogs must be on a leash

  • Fireworks and fires are prohibited

  • Pack it in, pack it out

Visit the State Parks Fees & Regulations page for additional park rules.


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.


  • 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

Contact Information

Mailing Address:

FWP Region 1 Headquarters
490 North Meridian Road
Kalispell, MT 59901

Phone: 406-751-5423


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 

Somers Beach State Park


558 Somers Road, Somers, MT 59932

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Meet the Park Manager

Tony Powell

Tony Powell began his career with FWP in 2012 as a park ranger in Region 1 (northwest Montana). He served as the regional Fishing Access Site manager for eight years before becoming the recreation manager for the Flathead Valley area that includes Somers Beach State Park. Prior to working for FWP, Tony worked many seasonal jobs with the U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, Whitefish Mountain Resort, and as a river guide. Tony has a bachelor of science degree in wildland recreation resource management from the University of Montana. While not at work, he enjoys spending time outdoors with his family and friends. 

Tony Powell