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Address: Flathead River, Polson, MT

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I have only been here a few times and I look forward to going back. If you stop at the top portion of the Dam, be sure to sear comfortable shoes because there are stairs leading... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
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Missoula, Montana
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Box Elder, South Dakota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We have been visiting different dams this summer in our travels so we checked out Kerr Dam. Small in comparison to some others but worth the stop at least for the views. Yes, take the 352 stairs to the outlook......beautiful! We got some bum directions from our Gps, but it was worth stopping to ask directions the old fashioned way.... More 

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Missoula, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I have only been here a few times and I look forward to going back. If you stop at the top portion of the Dam, be sure to sear comfortable shoes because there are stairs leading to the Dam lookout. its worth the hike

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Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Interesting to see for something a little out of the ordinary. Restrooms there close about 5:00 pm. No services.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I'm a bit biased since my father was one of the design engineers of the dam. Still interesting to see.

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Polson, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

It's just beautiful and it's free. See for yourself the power of water and Mother Nature. Lovely panoramic views, no traffic, stunning color of the water !

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

There are nice views from the top of Kerr Dam. There is a trail you can go down for a closer view and the views of the surrounding area are lovely from this vantage point. We would not consider this a destination, we were in the area and one of our family members that wanted to go, we were just... More 

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Polson, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

while you are in Polson, check out Kerr dam. You can go to upper lookout or down to the bottom and check out the river. This is where the boat launch for white water raftng is located

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Columbia Falls, Montana, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The Kerr Dam was completed in 1938 and dams the Flathead River a few miles below Flathead Lake southwest of Polson, Montana. Flathead Lake is the largest freshwater body of water west of the Mississippi River in the United States. The Flathead River is very beautiful both above and below the dam. In periods of the year when the road... More 

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Polson, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

This is a free, can't miss stop on your visit to Polson. Try to go during spring or early summer for the best viewing.

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Ronan, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Well I've forgotten how many steps it is from the top of the stair way to the lowest observation platform, but it is well over 200. The view is worth the effort - you won't be disappointed - so long as you bring your camera.

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Address: Flathead River, Polson, MT
Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Polson

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