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Bigfork, Montana is located in the northeast corner of serene and beautiful Flathead Lake. Known as the "Village by the Bay," it greets the wild and scenic Swan River as it enters the lake. Views of mountain ranges, lapping lake waves, and greenery surround this quaint town.


Bigfork, Montana is a quaint town at the northeast corner of Flathead Lake where the Swan River flows into it. It has wonderful views of some awesome mountain ranges.


Bigfork is south of Glacier National Park, on Montana Highway 35, in the northwest part of Montana.

Lodging and Services

For dining, Bigfork can’t be beat. Whether you prefer fine dining, casual dinners with the family, or to grab some fast food on your way to some adventures, you’ll find it here. Discover seafood dishes, Angus beefsteaks, barbeque, grilled burgers, Italian food or French Mediterranean cuisine. Delicious meals await you!

Imagine stepping out on a balcony with a view of a snow-capped peak. Accommodations in Bigfork offer all the amenities you could desire. Find hotels, resort suites, cottages or rustic inns and lodges.


There is plenty to keep the whole family busy and experiencing the best of Montana in Bigfork.

Wildlife Watching
With such diverse natural surroundings, Bigfork offers wonderful wildlife watching opportunities. See plenty of moose, elk, deer, mountain goats and bighorn sheep. You may even spot some grizzlies, black bears or wolves roaming the mountainsides.

Flathead National Forest provides numerous hiking trails where you can get into the backcountry and enjoy Mother Nature up close. The Jewel Basin Wilderness Area is a hiking paradise, and in Wayfarers State Park you can take to the Swan River Nature Trail.

Fishing and other Water Sports
Flathead Lake gives visitors a taste of water activities that will make your days here exciting. You can fish from the shores or from a boat, go water-skiing or canoeing or kayaking. Kayaking on the Swan River is something you have to try, too!

Take to the golf course at a number one championship course right in Bigfork. You’ll love the spectacular views as you play.


National forests containing a number of wilderness areas, like Flathead National Forest, are a big attraction for all vacationers. These pristine woods, lakes and streams offer some “get-away-from-it-all” solitude and enjoyable relaxation so important in this hustle and bustle world.

Bigfork has many events that bring folks from all over, such as the White Water Race on the “Wild Mile” of the Swan, and the Bigfork Festival of the Arts each August (the first weekend of the month).

Getting Here

It’s simple to get to Glacier National Park from Bigfork, Montana. You take Montana Highway 35 south to Montana Highway 206. When you’ve gone 9.8 miles, turn right on US Highway 2 right to Glacier. It only takes about 45 minutes (38.3 miles).

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