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Wild Horse Island Tour

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WILD HORSE ISLAND

Old growth Ponderosa pine forest, incredible trails and wildlife viewing opportunities abound on the largest island in Flathead Lake. If you’re lucky you will see the handful of wild horses that still inhabit this park, which is only accessible by boat.

Wild Horse Island is the largest island on Flathead Lake, the largest freshwater lake in Montana. For centuries, the Salish-Kootenai used the island, approximately 2,164 acres in size, in order to pasture horses and keep them from being stolen by other tribes.

The park is noted for its wildlife including bighorn sheep, mule deer, songbirds, waterfowl, bald eagles, and falcons, as well as five wild horses. To protect wildlife viewing opportunities, pets are not permitted on the island. This is bear country and bears do frequent the island. Please store food properly on your boat or carry with you; there are no food storage lockers on the island.

Rare and endangered plant species have also been found on its Palouse-like Prairie grasslands. The island’s scenic shoreline is a favorite of hikers, boaters, swimmers and sailboat enthusiasts.

 

Private Charter Per boat
$400

Enjoy Views of Wild Horse Island State Park

If Flathead Lake fishing isn’t your thing, but you still want to experience the beautiful lake and local surroundings, join the captain for a private boat tour of Flathead Lake. Just cruising the 160+ miles of shoreline is an unbelievable experience.

Witness breathtaking scenery in any direction, majestic mountains surrounding the lake, crystal clear water, and more. We can’t wait to show you all sorts of interesting things like our famous Indian petroglyphs called painted rocks.

Sit back and relax when you book a scenic boat tour.

You have the option to hike the island and check out the wildlife,

 

 

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