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Address: 490 North Meridian, Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone Number: 406-752-5501
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Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: 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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Rented a pontoon and rode over to Wild Horse Island. Even tho we didn't see the wild horses, we saw goats and other wild life. We had a fun day hiking all over the island... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

Rented a pontoon and rode over to Wild Horse Island. Even tho we didn't see the wild horses, we saw goats and other wild life. We had a fun day hiking all over the island. Definately worth the trip, especially if you like being near the water. Swam in Flathead Lake -- so clean!!!!

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Redwood City, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We rented a boat and headed out for Wild Horse Island mid-afternoon. The weather was beautiful and the island a true wildlife lover's paradise. We saw lots of birds, a bald eagle, big horn sheep and deer. We did not get to see the horses but that was okay. The island was magical enough without seeing them. We did not... More 

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Clarkesville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

My wife and I chartered Wild Horse Express out of Lakeside to take us to the Island. Within 10 minutes of hiking on the island we were met by a half dozen sheep. They were unafraid and mainly just kept to themselves. We took a half day and hiked around the island. There are marked trails on the south side... More 

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Kalispell, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

If you are out on the lake and can take the time to kine one of several approaches to the peak it is well worth your time. If not

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Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

It feels like your own private nature reserve. On our trip we saw a half-dozen horses and over 20 Big Horn Sheep. The views are amazing and panoramic if you hike to the top. Simply beautiful. We kayaked here and rented from Boat Rentals and Rides from Big Arm. It's about an hour to the island by kayak each way.... More 

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Billings, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Wild Horse is not the easiest place to get to, but it is worth the boat ride. There are a few beaches along the shore to land the boat and get out to explore the island. There are several private cabins along the island that are not part of the state park and you are not able to use those... More 

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Neosho, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We really enjoyed our day, at Wild Horse Island. We ventured off the trail and climbed the hills on the SE corner of the island. What a work out that was! We were so glad we went this way, as we stumbled upon a herd of the Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep. We saw about 20 to 25 of them. It... More 

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Kalispell, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Wild Horse Island is in the middle of Flathead Lake. It is almost straight across from Dayton. It is just a short trip by boat and many people cross also in kayaks, canoes and paddleboards, for the adventurous. There are hiking trails on the island and restrooms. There is no camping allowed on the island but you can stay on... More 

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We saw all 6 wild horses, they came right on up for a visit, but of course we gave them space. Saw deer and 6 rams, all within just 2 hours of hiking. A huge bald eagle soared over at one point. Highly recommend getting there. We used Captain Norm's Fishing Fun to charter out and he was amazing!

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Whitefish, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Whether you take a charter or venture there by kayak, the island is a gorgeous escape from people. It is phenomenal in early summer, when covered with wild flowers. It's next to impossible to get away from a trip to Wild Horse without seeing the namesake horses or a Bighorn Sheep.

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Address: 490 North Meridian, Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone Number: 406-752-5501
Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Kalispell

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