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Holter Lake

Address: Helena, MT
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Ranked #12 of 27 Attractions in Helena
Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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Helena, Montana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This is a very popular boat ride that explores the Gates of the Mountains like Lewis and Clark saw it. Very picturesque narrow canyon with high rock walls on both sides. There are two comfortable excursion boats that leave on the hour or so.

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Great Falls, Montana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

this is a very cool popular lake to summer on, overnight or day trip. you can fish from shore or boat it.

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Bossier City, Louisiana, United States
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73 reviews 73 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Scenic, beautiful place, we had a picnic lunch, played at the beach, so pleasant. Clean everywhere, there was even a place where people could clean their fish. Wonderful place.

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New York City, New York
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48 reviews 48 reviews
8 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We rented a boat at the Boat Loft at the bottom of the lake and spent a day fishing , caught half a dozen nice rainbows ,a walleye and a lot of perch. Very reasonable prices and good service, they do not sell fishing licenses at marina so get them before in Helena.

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Medford, Oregon
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127 reviews 127 reviews
21 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Camped here while visiting the Gates of the Mountains and it was quite nice. I was in a tent even though most everybody was in an RV. Lovely lake very popular for fishing, nice swim areas and good hiking as well.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Discovered this by accident. What a joy! The boat ride provides for stunning vistas and the captain is a great naturalist providing important information about the area and of course the association with Lewis & Clark. We were even treated to two deer bathing in the lake.

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Monroe, Oregon
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175 reviews 175 reviews
31 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Holter Lake was much more interesting than I expected. I went out on a small, private boat and on the big tour ship. The canyon is magnificent and the lake is unique and beautiful. I will definitely be back to camp in some of the riverside camp grounds.

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Great Falls, Montana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Holter is one of those places that the locals love. From camping to boating, hiking, fishing and Kayaking. There is something here to serve the needs of everyone. It's the kind of place you can choose to park your RV or go a bit further and rough it near a creek. I was first introduced to the area as a... More 

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Wrea Green, United Kingdom
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235 reviews 235 reviews
98 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

I have done all the major west National parks on the same road trip as dropping on Holter Lake. I thought none were as startling . It had the compactness , tranquility, beauty , people but only a few . A total suprise . If ever go back t USA this will be on the agenda for a longer stay... More 

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Saskatchewan, Canada
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97 reviews 97 reviews
21 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

This lake located in the mountain between Great Falls and Helena is a great place to camp and boat. It is located about 7 miles off the highway from Wolf Creek up a winding road. The lake is crystal clear and is full of fish. The campground is basic with no showers but has basic running water and pit toilets.... More 

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