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West Shore

Come and enjoy beauty and serenity on Flathead Lake sheltered by a lush and mature fir, pine, and larch forest. Bring a picnic and enjoy swimming, fishing, boating, and camping.

About the Park

West Shore offers glacially-carved rock outcrops that provide spectacular views of Flathead Lake and the Mission and Swan Mountain Ranges. The shoreline is rocky, and fishing and boating are very popular.

Sea Me Paddle Kayaking Tours, concessionaire at Flathead Lake State Park-West Shore, 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 seamepaddle.com.

The campground is located above the lake in a fir, pine, and larch forest on 129 acres at 3,130 feet in elevation.

There are 33 campsites; 7 tent sites only at this park, with an RV/trailer size limit of 40 feet.

Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Lake Fishing
  • Motor Boating
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • RV Camping
  • Sightseeing
  • 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
  • Campsite
  • Camp Host
  • Dock
  • Electricity
  • Firewood for Sale
  • Grills/Fire Rings
  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnic Tables
  • RV Electrical Hookups
  • Toilets (Vault)
  • Trash Cans
  • Water

Seasons & Hours

Park
Open.

Campgrounds

Open
 

Potable water
May through September

Dock
The dock will be not be available from December 1 until the 2021 Mack Days Spring Fishing Event. For status updates please visit our Facebook page or call Flathead Lake State Park, 406-837-3041.
For Waves & Wind Forecast, check NOAA Graphical Flathead Lake Forecast

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 West Shore.

 

* 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

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:
West Shore / Flathead Lake State Park
300 Lone Pine Road
Kalispell, MT 59901

Phone: May 16- Sept. 21:
406-844-3044
Sept. 21 - May 15:
755-2706 ext. 3
Email: bschwartz2@mt.gov

 

Reservation Phone Number:

1-855-922-6768

Take a Look Around

Enjoy this aerial tour of the West Shore Unit of Flathead Lake State Park

West Shore offers glacially-carved rock outcrops that provide spectacular views of Flathead Lake and the Mission and Swan Mountain Ranges. The shoreline is rocky, and fishing and boating are very popular.

Flathead Lake State Park - West Shore

Address

17768 MT Hwy 93
Lakeside, MT 59922
Latitude/Longitude:
(47.949392 / -114.1884523)

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Meet The Park Manager

Brian Schwartz

Brian Schwartz oversees Lone Pine, West Shore and Lake Mary Ronan state parks. He previously served as a park warden with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, with the Trails and Waterways Division of the Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources, as a camp director on Flathead Lake, and as recreation programmer for the city of Whitefish. Brian has a Bachelor of Science in Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services with an emphasis in Resource Management from Mankato State University.

CONTACT INFO
Mailing Address:
Lone Pine State Park
300 Lone Pine Rd
Kalispell, MT 59901

Phone: 406-755-2706 ext. 3
Email: Bschwartz2@mt.gov

Photo of Park Manager, Brian Schwartz