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Wild Horse Island State Park

490 North Meridian, Kalispell, MT 59901
406-752-5501
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Ranked #5 of 14 Attractions in Kalispell
Type: State Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: This primitive park, which can only be reached by boat, is home to wild horses and other animals.
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Pace, Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
27 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We chartered a boat out of big fork to do 2 hours on wild horse island. & 2 hours of fishing. The hill as u first arrive is the toughest. Once you get past that the rest of the trails are much easier. We never saw the horses but we went for the bighorns and there were lots of them!... More

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Stilwell, Kansas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We had a wonderful time hiking ( and we are not hikers)! The island is such a gradual slope for most of the hike that you barely notice you are going up hill most of the time. At the time we went, we were the only ones on the island. We saw Eagles, BigHorn Sheep, Mule Deer and Wild Horses.... More

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Kalispell, Montana
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62 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

As an avid kayaker, I love to paddle to Wild Horse Island whenever I have a chance. It's a great, easy paddle as long as the day is nice and winds are calm. It's best to give yourself the day to hike and explore, especially if you want to see wildlife. Take a picnic and be sure to hike to... More

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Titusville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

We rented a boat in Polson and it took 40 minutes to reach Wild Horse Island northeast cove where the three mile trail starts. Easy to bring the boat to shore and secure it. The trail goes up a hill to the right where we immediately saw Big Horn Sheep. Then a little higher three deer were grazing. We saw... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

a great place for a picnic lunch and a nice hike.. Visiting is often more about the journey-than the destination--and this is case in point----The boat ride over was exillarating and informative-breezy and we even saw ancient pectroglyphs----(on the way)..But, Island side..., saw more animal droppings than animals........sometimes--? It's just like that...-----Still, clear trails and nice views.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

We hiked Wild Horse Island State Park, and seen a herd of Rams, and we found the Wild Horses. My husband sat down near them, and they walked right up to him, and ate grass from his hand. My husband grew up around horses, and has alot of experience with them. Not everyone will have the same experience with wild... More

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Clemson, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

The boat ride out is worth it alone, but in addition to that you get to see some of the most beautiful natural scenery. We saw deer, rams, and big horn sheep, including some baby lambs. We also saw several bald eagles and osprey.

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Seremban, Malaysia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

A good place for picnics with great views of Flathead lake. This place is good only on brilliant sunny days.

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memphis, tn
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12 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Beautiful hike and scenery. Worth a boat ride to see the wildlife. Be mindful of where you park your boat.

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kalispell mt
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

We worked here a couple of years ago and the game here is outstanding. You will really want to bring a camera and just troll around the island to see the game. Some of the biggest whitetail bucks you will ever see.

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