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Echo Lake

Bigfork, MT
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Ranked #2 of 19 attractions in Bigfork
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Fishing, Sailing
Description: An excellent bass fishing lake.
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California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

It is a hidden gem and the homes in the area are charming. If you go, you have to stop in at the Echo Lake Cafe. It is crowded and there is usually a wait, but for good reason. Amazing food. I dare you to try and eat a "full Stack" of pancakes!!!!!

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Olds, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I have been going to echo lake every summer since before I could walk. It is an awesome place to vacation. The lake is very warm in july/august usually getting over 80F. It can get a lot of boat/waterski traffic in the summer months because it is a very popular vacation spot for us canadians. Exploring the lake you will... More

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Kalispell, Montana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This is a unique dining experience located just east of Bigfork on the Swan Lake Hwy. They have outdoor seating during warm weather. Unique menu items and wonderful homemade goodies. Don't miss this! Get their early or you will have to wait, esp on the weekend. They are only open until 3pm

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calgary
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

My wife raved about this place and since we were in the area we thought we would give it a try. We met the owner as we came in. Very friendly and the staff reflects that. Food was wonderful and fast. we were on the homebound leg of our trip and ts was a nice stop on the way.

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Bigfork, Montana
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Open only for breakfast and lunch, the cafe offers great service, friendly staff and good food at a reasonable price. they are open year round so summer can be a difficult to find seating.

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Bigfork, Montana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

The lines are long in the summer, but they move fast. Charming patio, also. Friendly and cozy inside.

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Somers, Montana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We have been regulars for several years and always find their food, service, and ambience to be the best in the Valley. We usually order their giant pancake, which is delicious, and it is big enough for two. Add the raspberry/blueberry sauce for a real treat.

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Kuna, Idaho
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

The food was excellent and the location was beautiful! We ate breakfast there twice and nothing we ordered was bad. But, get there early, its always busy! However, we were seated quickly considering. I liked it so much, I got a T-shirt!

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Bigfork, Montana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Food is always adverage when the owners are there but poor when they are not. We stopped going there because of the oweners ongoing political rhetoric.

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Bigfork, Montana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Echo Lake is always warmer for swimming. You may have to tolerate some individual water craft, but generally relaxing from the public dock is enjoyable. The good part is the fact that the Echo Lake Cafe is very close by.

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