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 have information for kids to understand plus you are able to purchase maps, books etc.
Now with your map in hand head towards Hungry Horse Dam, about 1 mile you’ll find the cutest little lake, Lion Lake is about 35 acres and nestled among the trees. Easy access. There is a great beach with bathrooms and a picnic area. This is the perfect place to play with those water toys and have an afternoon picnic.
Then off to Hungry Horse Dam and Reservoir. Here you are able to look down over this massive concrete structure and experience the flow of water below. On the other side is the reservoir. At this time, you can choose to continue across the dam and along the reservoir. There are several campgrounds available for recreation.
Now as you head home make sure you stop in Hungry Horse for a famous Huckleberry Ice Cream cone or maybe a piece of pie at the Huckleberry Patch. Either way you can’t go wrong. As you head west towards Columbia Falls experience the breathtaking sunsets over the Flathead River.