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.

Where to Wander Wednesday

22 Jul

Start out with preparing a scrumptious picnic and grab the water toys. We are heading east from Columbia Falls on Highway 2 to Hungry Horse, Montana. Start with a stop at the Glacier View/Hungry Horse Forest Service Office. There you will find information on everything to do with our local and national forests. They even […]

Meet the Gunsight Saloon

27 Aug

Music cranking, pool balls cracking, beverages poured and food served. That’s right, we are talking about the Gunsight Saloon. This lively restaurant is an impressive place to enjoy an evening out. After renovations, the Gunsight Saloon has a casino with 15 machines, two pool tables, an indoor and outdoor bar, live music stage, picnic tables, […]

Meet the Outlaw Diner

22 Aug

The Outlaw Diner is a delicious, family owned diner in Columbia Falls, Montana. The owners Alan and Nikki Bond, opened the Outlaw Diner in 2019. Their affordable menu has an option for everyone. Whether you are in the mood for a gyro or a french dip, the food is guaranteed to please! The word on […]

July-August 2019 Chamber News

01 Jul

Read our July-August Columbia Falls Area Chamber of Commerce Newsletter This summer is a busy one with Heritage Days, Movie on the Lawn, 3 on 3 Basketball, Business After Hours and more! Click the link below to stay up-to-date!

Considering Relocating or Visiting our Area?

13 May

May 2019 Greetings Readers, Planning a trip or considering relocating to Columbia Falls, Montana? Our hometown businesses are our pride and joy.  While you are here be sure to stop into our delightful coffee shops, restaurants, breweries and bakeries. Our business owners are friendly, approachable and work hard to ensure your visit is memorable. Be […]