- Rollins, Montana is within reach of some fabulous parks and wilderness areas
- Only 58 miles to Glacier National Park
- Hike or bike the trails around the lake to get up close with nature
- Winter sports include snowmobiling and snowshoeing
- Take a boat to Wild Horse Island to see wild horses
Rollins, MT is a wonderfully quaint little town, sitting along the west shore of Flathead Lake. It is easy to get to the beaches from here, and it provides panoramic views of the mountains in Glacier Park. If you are seeking adventures in the great outdoors, this is the place to begin.
Rollins sits on the western side of Flathead Lake in the northwest part of Montana. It is on US 93 between Polson and Lakeside.
Rollins is a very small town and you may be hard put to find fine dining here, but you will be able to get some tasty food and fine dining in Lakeside, north of Rollins on Highway 93.
Accommodations will also be available in Lakeside, Montana, with a few comfortable lodgings to choose from. There’s also an RV park there in case you’ve brought your RV with you on this trip.
Rollins is in close proximity to a number of remote parks and wilderness areas. With all these outdoor settings, you’ll find the best in recreational opportunities.
- Hiking and Mountain Biking
There are plenty of trails all around the lake where you can hike or bike through the Ponderosa pines and junipers while you get exercise and plenty of fresh air.
The lake welcomes watercrafts of all kinds, and you can take a motorboat, canoe, kayak or sailboat out onto the lake for some water adventures.
Fish like rainbow, cutthroat, bull, lake and brook trout, as well as arctic grayling, bass, perch and pike frequent the waters of Flathead Lake.
Fall brings hunting enthusiasts who seek trophy white tail and mule deer, moose, elk, black bear, bighorn sheep and mountain goat.
Summertime finds golfing enthusiasts taking advantage of the nearby championship golf courses, and of course, enjoying the amazing scenery.
- Winter Recreation
Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling are some of the winter sports you can enjoy around the lake.
- Wild Horse Island
Right across the lake from Rollins is an island that is a state park, accessible only by boat, and where you can make a quick getaway to have a terrific hike, watch the wild horses that live on the island and enjoy the marvelous views.
- Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park is northeast of Flathead Lake and is a common destination for visitors to the area. Visit its breathtaking peaks and glaciers and travel through its many forested areas where you’ll be enthralled by some beautiful waterfalls.
To reach Glacier Park from Rollins, get on US Highway 93, to MT 82 where you take a right and go for almost 7 miles. Turn left when you get to MT 35 and travel for 11 miles to MT Highway 206. This takes you to US 2 East that will have you arriving right at the park in no time. It’s only a one-hour and six-minute drive (about 58 miles).