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Echo Lake

Address: Bigfork, MT
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Bigfork
Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Fishing, Sailing
Owner description: An excellent bass fishing lake.
Attraction details
Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Fishing, Sailing
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Owner description: An excellent bass fishing lake.
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English first
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
41 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This was a stop on the way to Kalispell, MT. It was a ways back off the main hwy, not hard to find. This is a beautiful lake with lots of birds. We saw a Bald Eagle, egrets and Canadian Geese. There is a nice easy trail that borders the shoreline that is also worth taking. The best event was... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

A hidden gem. Worth searching out. Best French toast. You will not need lunch after eating breakfast at this cute cafe

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Missoula, Montana
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93 reviews 93 reviews
32 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Just follow the signs to the state boat launch area and paddle around the lake. Many private house surround the lake so you have to watch out for motor boats. There are free PFDs available for the kids and a host.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This little cafe is always busy because it is so good and the prices are very reasonable. The breakfast menu is very expansive and includes some very interesting selections. The portions are ample and the service is friendly and efficient. You can't go wrong at this local favorite.

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Livingston, Montana
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This is a great alternative to other lakes or streams in the area that get too cold. Echo Lake is clean and beautiful, worth driving to. Also, this is on the way to Jewel Basin, a trailhead to awesome hiking trails.

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Cheyenne, WY
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61 reviews 61 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

During our MT vacation, we rented a boat and took family out on Echo Lake. It's not huge like small ocean they call Flathead (which is outrageously cool), but it was very enjoyable and quaint. Outside of a few small pieces of litter, it was very clean. We've been to many parks and lakes where we end up packing out... More 

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California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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26 reviews 26 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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