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Kerr Dam

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Address: Flathead River, Polson, MT

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Loved the little hike down to the viewpoint, and the interpretative signs. A must visit when you come through Polson.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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White Salmon, Washington
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White Salmon, Washington
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved the little hike down to the viewpoint, and the interpretative signs. A must visit when you come through Polson.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok, I could have read the descriptions below, which clearly state: "Look for a sign to the Seli’š Ksanka Qlispe’ Project." Well, I didn't. And that's why we didn't find the dam :( Proper signs and getting there are part of the experience... not getting there after driving miles and miles in circles, following bigger and smaller Kerr Dam signs,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Look for sign that reads: Selis Ksanka Qlispe Project All previous reviews are pretty spot on. Lots of stairs 300+, but very small rise. Vistas are some of the best around. Enjoyed the drive Orr

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Mico, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a major project employing over 1000 people (mostly Native Americans) during the 1930's. There are over 350ish steps down to the lookout area. Well worth the time -- it's actually taller than Niagra Falls. The water is various colors blues and greens -- truly a modern marvel. Very scenic -- keep a watchful eye for beats and mountain... More 

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Hyderabad
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

We stopped by at Kerr Dam on the way to Glacier National Park. It was a short ride from the highway into the Dam itself. The roads to the Dam itself are not marked clearly and we might have been lost if not for Google maps. Once we found the place (there is a small off-road path that takes you... More 

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Wausaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Three hundred and fifty plus steps down to the view of the dam--quite a hike back up but worth the trek! Tried to find a geocache hidden there but it was wedged in such a way that it fell and was irretrievable so we were not able to "find" it.

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Temecula, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

We went there today. It was very hard to find. Coming from Polson there is no sign. You have to turn next to the landfill. Then you will see signs that say some name of an Indian project. That is the dam.

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Rathdrum, Idaho
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

The view from the overlook was wonderful. But there are quite a few steps if you are not mobile. Not a problem for most people. The visit to the power station was not too exciting though.

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Missoula, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 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!! The view going down is beautiful!! You're likely to see some chipmunks running across your path too!! Other than that, the wild life is hit... More 

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Polson
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I loved to take out of towners to the dam, but last summer's trip showed the staircase and railings in very bad condition. I wouldn't hang on unless I was falling. I hope the tribe does a major rehab so visitors can safely walk the stairs.

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