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Nice walk

The sight of the dam, especially when the gates are open, is amazing. The raw power of the water... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
Janet F
via mobile
Beautiful views!

We had a little trouble finding it with the name change, but we were the only people there. The... read more

Reviewed October 1, 2018
Acrenename
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Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

Native review as first off TripAdvisor had the wrong address listed. Second the dam had been renamed and it's now closed for the season! Would be nice to know before driving all way down to see a closed gate. Pictures looked great online though

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

The sight of the dam, especially when the gates are open, is amazing. The raw power of the water is explosive. The exercise on gets going down then coming back up all those steps is great. This place is beautiful.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Janet F
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

We had a little trouble finding it with the name change, but we were the only people there. The stairs are considerable, but the viewpoint at the end is worth the walk.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Acrenename
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend visiting, great walk to the overlook and amazing views. Very educational and interesting.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank bgskyman
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

Worth the stairs up and down. Montana is beautiful! Walk the top then drive down and explore the base.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank patti T
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

We visited with kids 11, 8 and 6. The dam was not open when we went there but it was still a very nice view. There is a covered shelter at the viewing point.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 55marja
Reviewed August 5, 2018

We visited when all the gates were open. The power and noise of the water is impressive. Getting up and down the stairs is a workout but it's worth it!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Christine N
Reviewed July 24, 2018

There is no real visitor center and it can be tricky to pull up directions in the GPS since there is no "there" there besides just a gravel parking lot. If you are in the area you can search for "Vista Point" through Google Maps...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank CarbonRiver
Reviewed July 20, 2018

Be aware that coming out of Polson there is not a sign that says "Kerr Dam" and the road sign is a bit tilted so that it's hard to read. After we'd gone an extra 10 miles out of our way and realized we'd gone...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 6705Laura
Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

We had some difficulty finding the lookout for Kerr Dam. Once we did find the parking location their was a long stairway to go down and then up. Going down was much easier than going back up again. I believe it is over 300 steps....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Joe L
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Jeffrey R
June 22, 2018|
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Response from Stefanie N | Reviewed this property |
The address might work with map services on gps's or smartphones. It is 43069 Kerr Dam Rd, Polson, MT 59860
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johnsteele1206
July 14, 2016|
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Response from flammond2010 |
which gate?
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johnsteele1206
July 13, 2016|
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Response from flammond2010 |
signs posted say "gates close at sunset"
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