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

About the Park

The Wayfarers unit of Flathead Lake State Park is located near Bigfork on the northeast shore of Flathead Lake. A mature, mixed forest makes this site very pleasant for camping and picnicking. From spring to late fall, the area abounds in wildflowers. The rocky shoreline and cliffs are popular with photographers, hikers, and swimmers.

There are 30 campsites in the park, including a shared hike-bike campsite with 9 tent pads that are convenient for cyclists traveling the nearby Continental Divide route. The campground provides showers and one fully ADA accessible site. The maximum length for RV/trailer units is 40 feet. Bear resistant storage lockers are available. For more information about camping or specific campsites, visit or call 855-922-6768.


  • 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


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

Open Year-Round. Day-use open from 7 AM to 10 PM daily.

Open April through October

Available May through September.

Shower House & Flush Restrooms

Available May through September.

Contact park for seasonal availability.

Dock is unusable when lake level is low. Typically, lake level is high enough mid-June through early-September.

For waves & wind forecast, check NOAA Graphical Flathead Lake Forecast

Park Rules


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.


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


  • 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.

Alerts & Closures

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





Direct Park Line: 406-837-4196

Flathead Lake Ranger Station: 406-837-3041


Camping Reservation Phone Number: 1-855-922-6768

Camping Reservation Website:

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 

Flathead Lake State Park - Wayfarers


8600 Mt. Hwy 35
Bigfork, MT 59911
(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. 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."

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