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Wayfarers / Flathead Lake


Photo of Flathead lake from the shore of Wayfarers State Park. Photo of a young couple playing guitar and singing around a campfire. Photo of an elderly lady in a walker fishing from the pier. Photo of two boys holding fishing rods.

Wayfarers / Flathead Lake


Area residents in the know will tell you that the best sunsets on Flathead Lake can be viewed from Wayfarers at Flathead Lake State Park. The rocky cliffs along the shoreline offer beautiful vistas of the lake at any time of day. Enjoy camping, boating, swimming.


Social distancing is still required per the Governor's statewide directive to reduce spread of COVID-19. Stay safe!

Food Storage Rules: Store all attractants, day or night, in a closed, hard sided container or vehicle when not in immediate use. Tent campers without a vehicle may use available food lockers. Do not burn waste in fire ring or leave litter around camp-site. Dispose of garbage in bear-resistant dumpsters provided.


Hours listed below are normal operating hours and may not apply when there is a special restriction or closure. Check Alerts.

Day use area open year-round.

Open April thru October

Available mid-May thru September
Shower House & Flush Toilets
Open mid-May thru September

Contact park for availability. Dock is unusable when lake level is low. Typically lake level is high enough mid-June through early-September.
For Waves & Wind Forecast, check NOAA Graphical Flathead Lake Forecast

8600 Mt. Hwy 35
Bigfork, MT 59911
Latitude/Longitude: (48.0548 / -114.07543)
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Amy Grout began her career in Montana State Parks in 2004 as an intern at Lone Pine State Park, later becoming the Northwest District Park Ranger. Amy manages Flathead Lake State Park - Finley Point, Big Arm, Yellow Bay, Wayfarers and Wild Horse Island. She has a B.A. in Parks and Protected Area Management from Colorado State University at Fort Collins. Speaking about her love of the outdoors, Amy said, “Most of my childhood was spent outside of Anchorage, Alaska and so that is the one place I consider my hometown and where my love for the outdoors really began. “


Mailing Address:
Wayfarers / Flathead Lake State Park
Ranger Station
8600 MT Hwy 35
Bigfork, MT 59911

Phone: May - September
Direct Park Line: 406-837-4196
Year-round Phone:
Flathead Lake State Park Ranger Station 406-837-3041

Wayfarers / Flathead Lake



  1. Bird Watching
  2. Boating
  3. Camping
  4. Canoeing
  5. Fishing
  6. Hiking
  7. Kayaking
  8. Lake Fishing
  9. Motor Boating
  10. Nature
  11. Photography
  12. Picnicking
  13. RV Camping
  14. Sailing
  15. Swimming
  16. Tent Camping
  17. Water Skiing
  18. Wildlife Viewing

Some amenities are seasonal. Check with the park for availability.
  1. ADA Accessible
  2. Bear Resistant Storage Lockers
  3. Boat Launch
  4. Camp Host
  5. Dock
  6. Firewood for Sale
  7. Grills/Fire Rings
  8. Hike-Bike Campsites
  9. Parking
  10. Pets Allowed
  11. Picnic Shelter
  12. Playground
  13. Public Restroom
  14. RV Dump Station
  15. Shower
  16. Toilets (Flush)
  17. Toilets (Vault)
  18. Trash Removal
  19. Water

Wayfarers / Flathead Lake State Park
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