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It's a quick drive, walk, or bike ride from downtown to Whitefish Lake State Park, or just State Park as the locals call it. Part of the Whitefish hiking and biking trail system, this park has something for everyone!
Whitefish Lake is host to 25 campsites made up of a mix of tent only, bike travel, and RV camping. Many of the campsites have a secluded feeling as they’re divided by tall trees. If you plan to bring in your RV or trailer, be aware that RV/trailer length is limited to 40 feet.
A new hike and bike campsite is perfect for cyclists traveling along the Great Divide route.
The lake is rarely windy, making it the perfect destination for water-skiing and other water activities.
Stand-up paddle boards, kayaks and pedal boats are available to rent June 15-Labor Day from Sea Me Paddle Kayaking Tours, Inc. Be sure to call ahead as hours of operation vary. You can reach them at 406-249-1153.
While the shallow water at the beach isn’t known for swimming, your four-legged friend will love the designated swimming area for dogs.
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