Wild Horse Island State Park

Wild Horse Island State Park


Location:On Flathead Lake, across from Big Arm State Park via boat to Little Skeeko Bay on the northwest side of the island.
Facilities:Hiking trails (1 mile), vault toilet (composting).
Activities:Fishing, swimming, hiking, wildlife viewing.
Special Features:Island is the largest on Flathead Lake, and boat access is regulated to protect it. It preserves an endangered palouse prairie environment, historic resources, and wildlife, including bighorn sheep, mule deer, and wild horses. The Salish-Kootenai Indians were reported to have used the island to pasture horses to keep them from being stolen by other tribes.
Address:490 N Meridian Rd
Kalispell, MT 59901

Phone:406-752-5501
Web: fwp.mt.gov/lands/site_280179.aspx
Size: 2,164 acres. Elevation: 3,392 feet.

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4) For trails away from the madding crowd, you can't do better than Wild Horse Island State Park, the 2,163-acre primitive park whose hikes offer lake views as well as wildlife watching.

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