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Wayfarers

The rocky cliffs along the shoreline offer beautiful vistas of the lake at any time of day. Enjoy camping, boating, swimming.

About the Park

Located near the quaint resort town of Bigfork on the northeast shore of Flathead Lake, this park is 67 acres in size and is 2,923 feet in elevation. A mature mixed forest makes this site very pleasant for camping and picnicking. From spring to late fall the area abounds in wildflowers. Nature walks over the rocky shoreline to the cliffs are popular with photographers for an excellent view of Flathead Lake.

There are 30 campsites in the park, including a hike-bike campsite with 9 tent pads, convenient for cyclists traveling the nearby Continental Divide route. The maximum length for RV/trailer units is 40 feet.

Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Lake Fishing
  • Motor Boating
  • Nature
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • RV Camping
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tent Camping
  • Water Skiing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Amenities

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

  • ADA Accessible
  • Bear Resistant Storage Lockers
  • Boat Launch
  • Camp Host
  • Dock
  • Firewood for Sale
  • Grills/Fire Rings
  • Hike-Bike Campsites
  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Playground
  • Public Restroom
  • RV Dump Station
  • Shower
  • Toilets (Flush)
  • Toilets (Vault)
  • Trash Removal
  • Water

Seasons & Hours

Park
Open April thru October

Campgound
Open April thru October

Water
Available May through September.

Shower House & Flush Restrooms

Available May through September.

Dock
Contact Park for availability.
Dock is unusable when lake level is low. Typically lake level is high enough mid-June through early-Septmeber.
For Waves & Wind Forecast, check NOAA Graphical Flathead Lake Forecast

 

Alerts & Closures

Social distancing is still required per the Governor's statewide directive to reduce spread of COVID-19. Stay safe!

 

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.

Park Rules

Volunteer

Contact the park manager for open volunteer positions at Flathead Lake 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

 

Campsites

  • Campsite fees range from $4-$34 per night, depending on season and available amenities.

Montana State Parks offers hike/bike, rustic, tent, rv, and boatslip campsites.

Visit Reserve America to check fees and reserve campsites for Wayfarers.

 

* 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.

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Wayfarers / Flathead Lake State Park
Flathead Lake Ranger Station
8600 MT Hwy 35
Bigfork, MT 59911

Phone: May - September:
Direct Park Line 406-837-4196
Year-round Phone:
Flathead Lake Ranger Station 406-837-3041
Email: wayfarers@mt.gov

 

Recreate Responsibly

Tips to stay safe while getting outdoors

Watch this short video from Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park for some guidance on how to enjoy all the beauty and adventure our state parks have to offer while staying safe and protecting those around you.

Flathead Lake State Park - Wayfarers

Address

8600 Mt. Hwy 35
Bigfork, MT 59911
Latitude/Longitude:
(48.0548 / -114.07543)

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Meet The Park Manager

Amy Grout

Amy Grout began her career in Montana State Parks in 2004 as an intern at Lone Pine State Park, later becoming the Northwest District Park Ranger. Amy manages Flathead Lake State Park - Finley Point, Big Arm, Yellow Bay, Wayfarers and Wild Horse Island. She has a B.A. in Parks and Protected Area Management from Colorado State University at Fort Collins. Speaking about her love of the outdoors, Amy said, “Most of my childhood was spent outside of Anchorage, Alaska and so that is the one place I consider my hometown and where my love for the outdoors really began. “

CONTACT INFO
Mailing Address:
Flathead Lake State Park
Ranger Station
8600 MT Hwy 35
Bigfork, MT 59911

Phone: 
Flathead Lake State Park Ranger Station 406-837-3041
Email: agrout@mt.gov

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