- Visit the popular vacation destination of Polson, Montana, on the Flathead Lake
- Only 86 miles from Glacier National Park
- Dining and accommodations are superior in Polson
- Enjoy boating, fishing, hiking or swimming
- Visit Kerr Dam for a spectacular view from the boardwalk
Polson, Montana is located on Flathead Lake and makes the perfect vacation spot for the whole family, with tons of activities and outdoor adventures.
Polson lies at the junction of US Highway 93 and MT 35 at the southern edge of Flathead Lake in Montana, about 86 miles southwest of Glacier National Park.
Although a small town, Polson offers just about any cuisine your palate desires. Find seafood, steak dinners, Thai dishes, Mexican foods and much more.
There is a wide choice of accommodations as well. From quaint inns or ranch lodging, to motels or rustic Bed & Breakfasts, you’ll find exactly what you need in and around Polson.
Because of Polson’s location, you’ll find the most to keep you occupied on the Flathead Lake, where you can enjoy boating, fishing, hiking or swimming. There are a number of campgrounds too, for those nights you want to spend under the stars. Whitewater rafting is a true adventure on the Flathead River, which runs through Polson.
Be sure not to miss the opportunities you have for viewing the wildlife. Visit the National Bison Range where you can see more than 500 bison grazing the prairie. You’ll also see black bear, elk, antelope and coyotes. If you are a bird watcher, you can expect to spot some hawks, eagles, geese and meadowlarks. For bird lovers, the Pablo Wildlife Refuge is the place to go.
- Polson-Flathead Historical Museum
Here you’ll get a glimpse into the region’s agricultural and marine history.
- Miracle of America Museum
Tour this museum for an education in American culture and history.
- Kerr Dam
Get spectacular views from the boardwalk along this magnificent 204-foot-high, 450-foot-wide dam.
- Events and Festivals
Throughout the year, Polson is a leader in events, like the Cherry Blossom Festival in May, the Annual Main Street Festival in June and Crusin’ By the Bay Car Show in August. Those are just to name a few!
It’s easy to get to Glacier National Park from Polson, MT. Simply get on US 93 and head out of town. After 43 miles of scenic driving, you’ll turn right onto MT 82 and finally turn left on MT 35. After 11 miles, turn right on MT 206 and drive to US 2 east, right to Glacier. This trip is only 86 miles or a one-hour and 36 minute drive.