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Wild Horse Island State Park

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490 N Meridian Rd, Kalispell, MT 59901-3854
+1 406-752-5501
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Had a local person take us around the lake and onto the island. We hiked inland and saw Mule Deer... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jerseyhobo
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Naples, Florida
Wildhorse island

We loved our visit to Wildhorse Island state park in Flathead Lake Montana. We hired a bote to take... read more

Reviewed March 7, 2018
Sandra C
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Canton
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This primitive park, which can only be reached by boat, is home to wild horses and other animals.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“big horn sheep” (12 reviews)
“mule deer” (7 reviews)
“boat ride” (7 reviews)
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490 N Meridian Rd, Kalispell, MT 59901-3854
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+1 406-752-5501
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"big horn sheep"
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"mule deer"
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"boat ride"
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"bald eagles"
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"day trip"
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"flathead lake"
in 15 reviews
"state park"
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"mountain goats"
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"mountain lion"
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"the entire island"
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"great hike"
in 4 reviews
"big fork"
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"worth the trip"
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"exploring the island"
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"several hours"
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"hiking trails"
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"few hours"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Had a local person take us around the lake and onto the island. We hiked inland and saw Mule Deer and Long Horn Sheep. Did not see the Wild Horses but still is was a great hike. The Long Horn Sheep were fantastic. Our guide...More

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Reviewed March 7, 2018

We loved our visit to Wildhorse Island state park in Flathead Lake Montana. We hired a bote to take us there and come back to get us. We were not fortunate enough to see the 5 wild horses that live on the island. We did...More

6  Thank Sandra C
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Reviewed February 6, 2018

Plan for at least a few hours to hike on the island, and swim in the protected bays. Usually uncrowded, with plenty of room to explore

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Reviewed January 22, 2018

Nice day trip. Wild Horses and Big Horn Sheep. Nice walking path, but very little in structure. Bring your own food and water. Not many places for boats.

1  Thank Susan R
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Reviewed November 25, 2017

Wild Horse island is located in Flathead Lake and part of the Flathead Lake group of 6 parks.This is a great day trip to a unique location. You need a boat to get to the island, go to the Montana State parks website for details....More

3  Thank david410berry
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Reviewed November 16, 2017

great place to spend an hour, 1/2 day, all day, or a weekend. trails throughout the island. deer, bighorn sheep, coyotes and yes even wild horses are on the island. great views in any direction from any spot on the island. there are geocaches out...More

Thank James J
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Reviewed November 6, 2017

This place was on my bucket list. On a recent visit to flathead lake we took our small boat. Note here Flathead Lake is HUGE and you should have a map with you when on the lake as even the islands seem like the shoreline....More

Thank wildwomenonwine
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Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

I went to the Island with my husband, after reading about this island on the internet. We arranged for a boat to drop us off in the morning, and pick us up 4 hrs later. ( Boat Rentals out of Big Arm--Matt is the man!)...More

Thank Hollyjodance
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Reviewed September 12, 2017 via mobile

Our group of 3 couples rented a pontoon boat from Big Fork just so we could go out on Flathead Lake & get to Wild Horse Island! It took about an hour to get there & we found a nice beach to park the boat...More

Thank JstLv2Crz
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

Apparently the state limits the number of horses on the island to five. We circled the entire island by boat and saw no wildlife. Services on the island are limited to one composting toilet a long hike in from the shore. Very undeveloped in terms...More

2  Thank aa b
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emmysm04
June 12, 2018|
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Response from Susan R | Reviewed this property |
There are short hikes. I suggest you google "Wild Horse Island" and look at the trail map. I hiked when I was 65 with no problem. I think there is only one pit toilet.
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Barbara S
August 20, 2017|
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Response from Thomas D | Reviewed this property |
From the Dayton put in to one of the nearest landing beach spots on the NW of Wild Horse Island, it is just over 2 miles (Strava measured it as 2.3 miles). It took our group 40 - 60 minutes getting through the chop as we... More
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