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Address: Bigfork, MT

A popular ice-skating lake during the winter.

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The scenery is beautiful and the water is so clean. It was very quite the two days we went there, much quieter than flathead lake.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The scenery is beautiful and the water is so clean. It was very quite the two days we went there, much quieter than flathead lake.

Thank Roseline
Dallas, Texas, United States
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151 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great for the outdoorsy person, all the lakes int he bog fork area are terrific. Go fish, swim or just lay around the lakes and you will come away refreshed.

Thank DrKatSmith
Glendale, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Nice place to visit and relax like most places in Montana! We enjoyed the Echo Lake Cafe which is a nice place to stop , have coffee and see the lake

Thank travelshooter71
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Best lake around - very clean, warmer than Flathead, and not to much traffic. Just keep in a secret so that it doesn't get too busy... :)

Thank FlorencefromMilan
Bigfork, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

Clear water, on the cool side. Lots of fishing. Picnic area with tables and pits for grilling. State of the art restrooms. Good boat launch. Camping across the road.

Thank Peg P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We took an afternoon drive over from Bigfork. Lake was incredible with the fall colors as a back drop.

Thank Marc W
Bigfork, Montana
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77 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Swan Lake is different from Flathead and therefore offers a lovely change from the bigness of Flathead. San Lake is a good fishing lake, especially if you bring your own boat. A friend of ours lives on the lake and swims across it daily! It is an intimate place to spend a day or two if you have the time.

Thank Patti C
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26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

The first time I saw Flathead Lake it looked as big as the ocean. Lots of restaurants and boating and places to stay. Makes for a great vacation. Love to stop for cherries along the drive.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Beautiful. Fun! Relaxing. I love it here! We didn't have a boat but we had an inter tube, and the kids loved playing on that. The beach is rocky (not sandy) so bring your folding chairs if you prefer.

Thank Kim K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We just drove by the lake from Bigfork to Missoula. It is a beautiful drive and I am sure would be a wonderful recreational spot.

Thank 233amyh

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