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Kerr Dam

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Address: Flathead River, Polson, MT

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One of the highlights of Polson!

Short drive from Polson, FREE !! something the whole family can enjoy even if some don't choose to take the stairs down to the viewing gazebo. You can see the spectacular views... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 15, 2016
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Polson, Montana

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Polson, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

Short drive from Polson, FREE !! something the whole family can enjoy even if some don't choose to take the stairs down to the viewing gazebo. You can see the spectacular views from both areas !!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Great view of Flathead lake and the dam. It is a bit of a drive from Polson and a fairly steep climb down well maintained stairs, but worth the effort.

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Thank William T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

While you do have stairs to go down then up again, it's a short walk. At the end is a view that takes your breathe away!

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Thank Lindsay M
Polson, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

A wooden stairway leads visitors from the top of the parking lot down to the dam viewpoint. Make sure to go in May or June, when the gates are more likely to be wide open to accommodate the springtime snow melt runoff. Educational for kids and adults alike to see the beauty of the water combine with the turbines to... More 

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Missoula, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

Once you get down there, it's absolutely beautiful! The trip down is a bit tedious at times!! The steps are old, narrow and a low step up but once you get your rhythm, it's easy!! After counting, there are at least 357 steps! The view going down is beautiful!! You're likely to see some chipmunks running across your path too!!... More 

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Racine, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 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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Cody, Wyoming
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

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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