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Whitefish Lake


Photo of a doom tent at a campsite. Photo of two young girls running on a dock. Photo of a beautiful sunset over Whitefish Lake. Photo of a kayaker paddeling across Whitefish Lake.

Whitefish Lake


Bring the family to camp and play on the beach. Boating, swimming, water-skiing and fishing are popular activities on this lake with beautiful mountain views.


Boating Alert: The Watercraft Inspection Station at Whitefish Lake State Park will close for the season on 9/30/17. The boat ramp will be locked 10/1/17 through 4/30/18. All motorized and non-motorized watercraft users may launch in the off season via the Off-Season Online AIS Self-Certification Program at: Users who successfully pass the program test will be issued a certificate and lock code to enter and exit the boat ramp at the park.

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.


Open: May - November 30. Hours: 7 am - 10 pm
The main gate will be closed December 1, 2017 - May 1, 2018. Park open for foot traffic only.

Lower loop open through November, then walk-in only, December 1, 2017 - May 1, 2018.
Upper loop closed until May 2018.
Water and showers unavailable until May.

1615 W. Lakeshore
Whitefish, MT 59937
Latitude/Longitude: (48.42381 / -114.37067)



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Photo of Dave Bennetts, Whitefish Lake State Park Manager
Dave Bennetts has worked for MT State Parks for the past 12 years, working as a Park Ranger on Flathead Lake for 4 years, and for the last 8 years as the Park Manager for Les Mason, Logan, Thompson Falls and Whitefish Lake State Parks. He also manages the Thompson Chain of Lakes recreational area. Dave graduated from Oregon State University in 1993 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Forest Recreation Resource Management. He worked seasonally for the National Park Service for more than a dozen years before joining MT State Parks in 2006. Dave is originally from Butte, MT.


Mailing Address:
Whitefish Lake State Park
c/o FWP Region 1 Headquarters
490 North Meridian Rd
Kalispell, MT 59901

Phone: April 15-Oct. 15: 406-862-3991
Oct 16 - April 14: 406-751-4590

Whitefish Lake


Activities Available
  1. Bicycling
  2. Boating
  3. Camping
  4. Fishing
  5. Lake Fishing
  6. Paddleboarding (SUP)
  7. Photography
  8. Picnicking
  9. RV Camping
  10. Swimming
  11. Tent Camping
  12. Water Skiing
  13. Wildlife Viewing

Services and Amenities Available
  1. ADA Accessible
  2. Bear Resistant Storage Lockers
  3. Boat Launch
  4. Boat Rental
  5. Firewood for Sale
  6. Grills/Fire Rings
  7. Maps
  8. Parking
  9. Pay Telephone
  10. Pets Allowed
  11. Picnic Shelter
  12. Public Restroom
  13. Shower
  14. Toilets (Flush)
  15. Trash Removal
  16. Water

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