Flathead Lake

FlatheadLakeShelterBayFlathead Lake, Montana is the largest fresh water lake west of the Mississippi river. At 50 miles long and up to 10 miles wide, you can make a day or more of driving around the lake and visit the lovely places to stop along the way. Enjoy Montana fare and Made in Montana beverages along the way at breweries and road houses, and shop the fresh fruit stands along the east shore. Nothing beats the views across the lake, except the view through crystal clear water to long ago sunken logs laying on the lake’s bottom hundreds of feet below.

Flathead Lake is wild and scenic yet accessible in the many communities that surround the lake. Chartered boat rides depart from Bigfork, where the Swan River flows into the lake. Sailing communities are common on the west shore of the lake in Somers and Lakeside, and weekly regatas are common. Each September an incredible sport, the Dragon Boat Races, fills a state park near Lakeside with spectators and competitors.

Wildfire Discussion Points and Resources

13 Aug

Many visitors in our area have questions and concerns in regards to air quality, closures and wildfires.  Below are suggested discussion points to use to keep visitors updated and aware of the situation, while still giving them suggestions on how to continue to enjoy their stay. General Talking Points:   State the facts only. Avoid […]

July 2017 Newsletter

06 Jul

If the 177,256 people who visited Glacier National Park in May is any indication, it should be another record breaking summer. Soon enough we will be celebrating our community’s history and heritage with Heritage Days.   Your Chamber’s Events Committee has been hard at work putting together the Heritage Days 3 on 3 Basketball tournament.  If […]

Columbia Falls Area Chamber of Commerce Announces Search for Executive Director

23 Feb

Current Executive Director Stacey Schnebel to redirect her entrepreneurial talents to her existing local businesses and explore new opportunities Columbia Falls Area Chamber of Commerce begins its search for a new Executive Director this month. Current Executive Director, Stacey Schnebel, stepped down from the Board of Directors in May, 2016, to assume the role and […]

Casual Connections at our October Business After Hours ~ by Phil Carl of NXGEN

30 Nov

The BAH event for October was co-hosted by Phil Carl with NXGEN Payment Services and Flathead Family Foot Care and Dr. Robert Clase. Dr. Clases new office facility on Nucleus was the site of a great time of food, drinks, fun, networking and getting to know more about each others businesses and how we might […]