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Wild Horse Island State Park

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490 N Meridian Rd, Kalispell, MT 59901-3854
+1 406-752-5501
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Wild HorseIsland State Park

Wild Horse island is located in Flathead Lake and part of the Flathead Lake group of 6 parks.This... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kalispell, Montana
great hike

great place to spend an hour, 1/2 day, all day, or a weekend. trails throughout the island. deer... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
James J
Kalispell, Montana
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This primitive park, which can only be reached by boat, is home to wild horses and other animals.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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490 N Meridian Rd, Kalispell, MT 59901-3854
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wild Horse island is located in Flathead Lake and part of the Flathead Lake group of 6 parks.This is a great day trip to a unique location. You need a boat to get to the island, go to the Montana State parks website for details....More

Thank david410berry
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great place to spend an hour, 1/2 day, all day, or a weekend. trails throughout the island. deer, bighorn sheep, coyotes and yes even wild horses are on the island. great views in any direction from any spot on the island. there are geocaches out...More

Thank James J
Reviewed 6 November 2017

This place was on my bucket list. On a recent visit to flathead lake we took our small boat. Note here Flathead Lake is HUGE and you should have a map with you when on the lake as even the islands seem like the shoreline....More

Thank wildwomenonwine
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

I went to the Island with my husband, after reading about this island on the internet. We arranged for a boat to drop us off in the morning, and pick us up 4 hrs later. ( Boat Rentals out of Big Arm--Matt is the man!)...More

Thank Hollyjodance
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Our group of 3 couples rented a pontoon boat from Big Fork just so we could go out on Flathead Lake & get to Wild Horse Island! It took about an hour to get there & we found a nice beach to park the boat...More

Thank JstLv2Crz
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Apparently the state limits the number of horses on the island to five. We circled the entire island by boat and saw no wildlife. Services on the island are limited to one composting toilet a long hike in from the shore. Very undeveloped in terms...More

2  Thank aa b
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Interesting Island and quiet hiking with some scenic views but did not see any of the 5 wild horses nor any sheep. The only birds we saw were some gulls. We did see a 6 point buck and other deer towards the end.

Thank Jad27
Reviewed 16 August 2017

I also hear there is a bear and a mountain lion on the island. The island is reachable by boat or kayak, Seadoo, or swimming, if you dare...and have support. You must anchor out or beach it at several of public beach landings located around...More

Thank Thomas D
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Cruised around the island by boat. Great way to see the sights. Many bighorn sheep around the island which you can see clearly from the boat with binoculars. Worth the trip.

Thank fourtrip
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

This place is so quiet and peaceful. Did not see any wildhorse. One deer and Bald Eagles, was disapointed I did not see as much wild life but a great, heart pumping hike. Also a lil expensive for the fairy $200 for a family of...More

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Barbara S
20 August 2017|
Response from Thomas D | Reviewed this property |
From the Dayton put in to one of the nearest landing beach spots on the NW of Wild Horse Island, it is just over 2 miles (Strava measured it as 2.3 miles). It took our group 40 - 60 minutes getting through the chop as we... More
12 August 2015|
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Response from gordons737 | Reviewed this property |
No commercial tours of the island that I know of. Far Wast tours goes by the island or You can rent a pontoon boat from Extreme water sports in Lakeside and tour the entire lake though! Don't miss painted rocks on the way... More