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Wild Horse Island

STATE PARK

Wild Horse Island

STATE PARK

Old growth Ponderosa pine forest, incredible trails and wildlife viewing opportunities abound on the largest island in Flathead Lake. If you’re lucky you will see the handful of wild horses that still inhabit this park, which is only accessible by boat.

CLOSURES/RESTRICTIONS

CLOSURES/RESTRICTIONS
It is a violation of park regulations to feed, pet or intentionally approach within 100 feet any wildlife including wild horses.

Groups of over 15 people must obtain a special use permit. Contact the Park Manager to discuss special use permit requirements.

To protect wildlife viewing opportunities, pets are not allowed in the park.

Food Storage Rules: For beached vessels; when not in immediate use, all food & attractants must be stored onboard in a hard sided locked container or if left onshore in an approved bear resistant container.

No fires of any kind are allowed on the island.


HOURS & LOCATION

SEASON AND HOURS
Park
Open all year

LOCATION
Latitude/Longitude: (47.84715 / -114.23458)

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MEET THE PARK MANAGER
Photo of Jerry Sawyer, Wild Horse Island State Park Manager
Jerry Sawyer manages Lake Mary Ronan State Park and the six state parks on Flathead Lake. Prior to that he was a ranger with Colorado State Parks for 4 years, and a seasonal wilderness ranger with the U.S. Forest Service. Jerry is originally from the Midwest and moved to Colorado in his twenties. He earned a B.S. in Geology from Metropolitan State College in Denver and a master’s degree in Recreation Resources at Colorado State University in Fort Collins.

CONTACT

CONTACT INFO
Mailing Address:
Wild Horse Island State Park
c/o FWP Region 1 Headquarters
490 N Meridian Rd
Kalispell, MT 59901

Phone: May 16 - Sept. 21: 406-849-5256
Sept 21 - May 15: 406-752-5501
Email: jsawyer@mt.gov

Wild Horse Island

STATE PARK


Activities Available
  1. Bird Watching
  2. Boating
  3. Fishing
  4. Hiking
  5. Kayaking
  6. Lake Fishing
  7. Motor Boating
  8. Nature
  9. Photography
  10. Picnicking
  11. Sailing
  12. Swimming
  13. Wildlife Viewing


Services and Amenities Available
  1. Pack-in/Pack-out
  2. Toilets (Vault)


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