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Address: Flathead River, Polson, MT

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Hard to find but worth the effort

The road to the overlook is not well signed. I recommend that you use GPS if you have it. Once you make your way there the spectacular views amply reward your efforts.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Mary G
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Racine, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our way to the National Bison Range from Whitefish we detoured to the Kerr Dam from Polson. about 15 minutes each way. At the end of our trip to Kerr, our GPS turned us down a road that was barricaded about 3/4 mile from the Dam. About 150 ft further, we found the road to the actual lookout area.... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The road to the overlook is not well signed. I recommend that you use GPS if you have it. Once you make your way there the spectacular views amply reward your efforts.

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Thank Mary G
Cody, Wyoming
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was definitely worth the stop. However,there is only one sign that's very visible,telling you which direction Kerr Dam is. The next sign is tiny,and points in the direction of the landfill,also signposted,but better. After that,you'll be looking for a gravel road and signs to the Seli's Ksanka Qlispe' Project,which is the new name for the Dam. As long as... More 

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Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After reading trip advisor reviews I was aware that it was hard to find, but it was even more difficult that expected. There was one sign that said dam, but no sign at the turn. We did eventually find a sign after the turn(we asked some wonderful locals for directions!) After finding it, we were happy to have visited.

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Brighton, Michigan, USA
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It takes a bit of exploring to find your way to the dam overlook, but the views are really worth it. Once you get to the parking lot, there are stairways to get to the actual observation point. Interesting scenery along the way. Would be more interesting if the water had been higher. Keep in mind that taking the stairs... More 

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Thank Ronald M
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wasn't sure what to expect when we first pulled up. We followed the trail of stairs and were pleasantly surprised at the views. This is a really neat spot!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Do walk the 350 steps down to see the dam. It is truly beautiful and very interesting. If you are driving to the dam from Polson, look for a small white hand crafted sign that marks the turn. If you miss it, don't give up. Try again! It is worth making a visit!

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Thank Sheila S
arizona
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here from Trip Advisor. Glad we did. Went to the overlook and drove down to the river level. It is only 5 miles out of town and turn on the right hand side. The sign does not say Kerr dam but county landfill. But as you get closer you will see the right sign again on your right.... More 

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Thank jeaniemack
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Short hike down to get great view. Read history. Recently sold to Native Americans to operate. Easy gravel road to access. Maybe 30 min to fully see.

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Thank Julia S
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143 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This dam is off the beaten path. Once you reach the parking area you have quite a few stairs to walk down to the viewing platform. It's beautiful and peaceful.

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