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Swan Lake

Bigfork, MT
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Ranked #3 of 9 Attractions in Bigfork
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Ice skating
Description: A popular ice-skating lake during the winter.
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Carrollton, tx
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

This is a beautiful lake. We used the state park day use area. The picnic tables are all in good locations. There is a rocky beach front, but the rocks are small and smooth, not jagged. The water is clear and very cool (68 degrees on our august day). There were people biking, hiking, boating, and just floating and swimming.... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Love Swan Lake. Set in the Swan mountains and close to Glacier. Clear cold water, kayaking, canoeing, swimming. A nice little restaurant nearby. Nothing but nature. There is the Swan River across the lake, make sure you go up the river to see herons, eagles and all sorts of wildlife. Go in July and August when it is really warm.

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Bozeman, Montana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I love Swan lake! My husband and I went there for our honeymoon and had a blast kayaking around the lake. Go there!

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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

Beautiful lake, perfect size and never crowded. Quiet, with crystal clear water, great fishing, water sports and easy winds, so you get the breeze but not the choppy water. It is an easy lake to get to. Homes and land in the area are still a bargin/value, for now anyway!! Some properties I saw, have a creek that runs through... More

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Great Falls, Montana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I have been here on numerous occasions and I really love it. The folks there, Joe and Jos, are very hospitable and a lot of fun. What I really like is that it is a small place and oozes Montana. The RV spaces are great and I have seen the cabins, which are great also. To get to the lake,... More

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Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
28 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

A wonderful and recreational area that offers boating, fishing, swiming, camping, hiking, all in a beautiful wilderness area. A perfect place to stop and spend time on the way to, or from Glacier National Park nearby.

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Bigfork, Montana
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This place looks so common as you drive east out of Bigfork on Highway 83, but the food is uncommonly good. On some days there is a line waiting to be served, but we wait. They also have a patio in the summer. Breakfast is fantastic and lunch is the same!

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Charlotte, NC
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

The scenery is great and the nearby mountains invite all kinds of activity. With Kalispell's airport and Glacier National Park not far away, what more could you ask for!

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Bigfork, Montana
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

This is my FAVORITE lake in the valley, there is a very nice state park where you can load your boat or jet ski, or pack the cooler and head down to the swimming, picnic area. Rarely crowded, always clean, great facilities...very cold as are most of the lakes here. The kids and I go at least a dozen or... More

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