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Address: 490 North Meridian, Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone Number: 406-752-5501
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This primitive park, which can only be reached by boat, is home to wild...

This primitive park, which can only be reached by boat, is home to wild horses and other animals.

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Beautiful Island, Rugged Terrain and True Nature

Wild Horse Island does not have any roads, only a handful of homes, and no electricity. It's a truly authentic nature experience. Very few people make it out there because you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2015
MorgansTravelogic
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Polson, Montana
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Polson, Montana
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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Wild Horse Island does not have any roads, only a handful of homes, and no electricity. It's a truly authentic nature experience. Very few people make it out there because you need a boat to access the island. There are some unmarked and marked trails, and the top of the mountain overs breathtaking views of the surrounding area. Definitely a... More 

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Kalispell, Montana
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

You can only get here by boat. My husband & I have kayaked out to Wild Horse Island with friends (kayak only if you're experienced & go with a group, as the winds come up later in the day & the paddle can be very challenging). There are lots of bighorn sheep, mule deer and of course some wild horses... More 

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Thank Patricia P
Missoula, Montana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

I grew up on Wildhorse Island (not Wild Horse State Park) in the summers every weekend. It was our second home, living in a big ol' Army tent with another smaller tent and an outhouse way up the trail. Mice would run across our feet in our sleeping bags, and we would scream and laugh. Having to pee in the... More 

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Thank Dana M
Zimmerman, Minnesota
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Everything was worth going. Wild animals everywhere. Kids big and small will enjoy every last minute. Will not want to leave.

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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67 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Less crowded than many of the other major hikes in the general area. Amazing view when you make the trek to the top and many little coves to swim in. Wildlife sightings guaranteed.

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New Jersey
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

I would definitely recommend Wild Horse Island State Park for a nice relaxing day trip from the Flathead Lake area. You should easily see the bighorn sheep, mule deer,and possibly the wild horses. We were lucky to have spotted the wild horses at the end of our day on the island thanks to some friendly locals who pointed them out.... More 

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1 Thank Josie679
Mira Loma, California, United States
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45 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

You can only reach this place by Boat, and if I hadn't called AAA, I would not have found one, Strong arm excursions to Wild Horse. Had a great time seeing all the wildlife there. Finally found the horses.

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Thank Sharon P
Kalispell, Montana
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

There is a little climbing, and a lot of hiking, but the area is beautiful and the varied wildlife is fun to see. Many boat trips are available around Flathead Lake. Choose one that lets you stay as long as you like, or rent a boat and go out by yourself.

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Shreveport, LA
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

Launched from Dayton in my sea kayak for a circumnavigation that gave me a duck's-eye view of bighorn sheep rams that came to the south shore to drink, nibble on the soil of upturned trees ---- and head-butt to impress the accompanying females! A challenging paddle returning straight across the bay from the east point to Dayton into the predictably... More 

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Massachusetts
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54 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Visiting Wild Horse Island was one of the highlights of our vacation. We used Captain Norm's Fish 'N Fun. Our guide was Sean who was excellent. He was informative, accommodating and pleasant. Highly recommend! The island itself was bucolic. There were very few people there in early August. Within ten minutes we saw a herd of female bighorn sheep. A... More 

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