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Flathead Lake is found in the far northwest corner of Montana. The nearest larger town is Kalispell, which is located less than 10 miles to the north. The larger city of Missoula is around 70 miles to the south, while the Canadian Border is only about 80 miles to the north.

This region is populated with scenic views of forested mountain peaks. Several national forests are found nearby, including the Kootenai, Kaniksu, Coeur d'Alene, and Flathead National Forest. Glacier National Park is found locally, as well. All of these provide numerous opportunities for outdoor recreational activities, including camping, mountain biking, hiking, fishing, paddlesports, and a whole slew of water and winter sports.

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Getting Outdoors

An RV rental at this site will provide you with a wide variety of activities to enjoy. The lake allows visitors to participate in numerous types of water-based activities, including fishing, boating, and swimming. Paddlesports are also available here, and there are plenty of prime locations to enjoy a picnic lunch.

The several national forests found nearby are all havens for those who enjoy spending time in the great outdoors. Opportunities to enjoy recreational activities are available during the winter and summer months. You should note that extreme weather can be experienced in this area at any time throughout the year. The winter season is lengthy here, far more than in most of the rest of the country. These sites are open year-round, though a given location within them may not be accessible (without a snowmobile or skis) during certain times of the year. This is also grizzly bear country, so bear safety precautions should be taken. The local ranger stations will have up-to-date information on current bear sightings and road reports.

Glacier National Park is located around 40 miles north of Flathead Lake. Similar activities as those offered at the National Forests, such as touring historical sites, can be enjoyed here. This park also offers visitors the chance to experience incredible mountain vistas and scenic drives. One unique site that sets this region apart from many other attractions around the country is that glaciers can still be seen here.

Camping at Flathead Lake

Camping with an RV is easy in this region around Flathead Lake. Numerous campgrounds are available locally that provide a range of amenities.

Various camping opportunities are available throughout the nearby national forests, the national park and around the lake. These include campgrounds manned by Flathead Lake State Park. They range from more rustic campsites that offer few amenities other than potable water and vault toilets to full-service RV resorts that provide WiFi and hot showers. Each individual campground will have information available on the specifics that it offers.

Rollins RV Park sits along the eastern shore of the lake, near the town of Rollins. The camp provides full-hookup sites and can accommodate RV's of varying sizes. This park is only open from the middle of June through the end of August due to the lengthy snow season in this area. It can accommodate stays that are a few days to several weeks in length. Motorhome camping here makes it easy to experience all the incredible sites this area has to offer.

Exploring the Area

Rent a camper in Flathead County, and you will find plenty of interesting attractions nearby. Kerr Dam is located in nearby Polson. This scenic site is on the southern end of Flathead Lake. A short trail takes walkers along the dam, offering prime views of it and the lake. An RV rental in this region will give you the chance to experience all sorts of fun locations.

The are several museums available nearby. The Polson-Flathead Historical Museum features the history and culture of the local area. The Miracle of America Museum offers exhibits that showcase what the lives of the pioneers who first settled this land were like. The People's Center Museum highlights the history and culture of the local American Indian tribes who first settled this wild land.

Going to the Sun Road is a scenic drive at Glacier National Park. It crosses the park from west to east and the Continental Divide. Due to extreme weather conditions (and snowdrifts that can be 20 feet or deeper!), the road is usually only accessible by car from June through October. These accessible dates can vary greatly based on current conditions or construction projects that are occurring. Bikes, hikers, and cross-country skiers can access the road throughout the year unless plowing or construction is actively occurring. Incredible mountain vistas are seen throughout the trek. Visitors should be aware that winter weather conditions can occur at any time.

Should you been looking for a quiet place with scenic, mountain vistas, where many fun activities can be enjoyed, consider renting a camper near Flathead Lake. Go boating on the lake, tour a nearby museum, or take a scenic mountain drive. Look into renting an RV in this area and explore the Crown of the Continent.

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