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.

September 2015 President’s Message

01 Sep

Greetings Chamber Members, What an incredible summer we have had in Columbia Falls and our surrounding communities. Anna Stene and the Visitor Center staff have been weathering the storm of fires, smoke, road closures and media spin with positive messaging while greeting visitors at two Visitor Information Centers this year, both in town and in […]

March 2015 President’s Message

01 Mar

So far 2015’s weather has been an anomaly and I keep overhearing the question – can it be Spring already? Weather aside, the activities of our seasonal member businesses indicate that indeed, Spring is here and Summer is just around the corner. Marc Ducharme, General Manager of Xanterra’s Glacier Park Lodges reported at their February […]