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Address: Flathead River, Polson, MT
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Takes your breath away

I visit every time I'm in Montana. The hike down is easy. BRING YOUR CAMERA! There are so many great picture opportunities.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 25, 2015
Staci B
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I loved to take out of towners to the dam, but last summer's trip showed the staircase and railings in very bad condition. I wouldn't hang on unless I was falling. I hope the tribe does a major rehab so visitors can safely walk the stairs.

Thank Cynthia H
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

I visit every time I'm in Montana. The hike down is easy. BRING YOUR CAMERA! There are so many great picture opportunities.

Thank Staci B
Great Falls, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

My husband and I visited this site on a Tuesday morning, and we were the only ones around. I read on multiple sites that there are over 350 stairs to the overlook point, but that's not accurate; I only counted 250. The stairs are very shallow as well, so it's not too difficult of a walk down or up. The... More 

Thank Ash B
Weeki Wachee, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

If you stop at the top of the dam you won't have to walk the 300 plus steps to get to the top from the bottom. The color of the water is a pretty blue green and very clear. Be aware of your surroundings as there have been bear and mountain lion sightings. We just saw lots of mule deer... More 

Thank lovetotravel0075
Goleta, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

We visited in the morning and were surprised that there were no other people out there. Located near Polson down a few little roads including one gravel road, this walk is down 376 stairs which means you also have to go up 376 stairs. At the bottom is a nice view of the dam, let's be honest it's a dam... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This is a beautiful spot for video and pictures. Warning you have to go down many steps and back up again. This is worth the look for sure. Take someone with you when you go down it is better that way. I have lovely video and pictures from this spot. Be mindful you are in bear country :)

Thank tmhtogo1
Grove, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

If you have some time and are looking for something to do in the area this s a nice addition to your day! It's beautiful scenery and you can do a short hike to get better views.

Thank CayugaCarol
Copley, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We are staying on Flathead Lake and decided to check out the dam at the south end of the lake. A great stop. Lots of stairs down to the scenic view spot. But certainly worth the walk back up.

Thank VinMan4507
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I just don't understand how this is #3 of things to do in Polson. We saw a deer on the way in, that was the most exciting thing about it. Maybe it's because I've seen the Hoover Dam? Maybe we were here at the wrong time? I don't know...The point and purpose of the Dam is admirable, but as far... More 

Thank Molly3262
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 

Thank Phyllis S

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