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Yellow Bay / Flathead Lake

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Photo of Yellow Bay shore along Flahead Lake. Photo of a couple enjoying a cup of coffee at a picnic table. Photo of two boats beached at Yellow Bay on Flathead Lake State Park near the boat ramp. Photo of two young girls laughing as they dip their feet into the water.

Yellow Bay / Flathead Lake

STATE PARK

Come to the heart of the famous Montana sweet cherry orchards, where blossoms color the hillsides during the spring. Located on the east shore of Flathead Lake you can camp, swim, boat, fish and bird watch.

ALERTS / CLOSURES

ALERTS / CLOSURES
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 & LOCATION

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

Park
Open all year.

Campground
Open. Tent camping only.

Water
Available mid-May thru Labor Day.
 
Flush Toilets
Open mid-May thru Labor Day

Dock
Normally, available mid-March through November, weather permitting. For status please visit our Facebook page or call Flathead Lake State Park Ranger Station, 406-837-3041
For Waves & Wind Forecast, check NOAA Graphical Flathead Lake Forecast

LOCATION
23861 Mt HWY 35
Bigfork, MT 59911
Latitude/Longitude: (47.87643 / -114.02854)
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MEET THE PARK MANAGER
Photo of Amy Grout, Yellow Bay State Park Manager
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. “

CONTACT

CONTACT INFO
Mailing Address:
Yellow Bay / Flathead Lake State Park
Ranger Station
8600 MT Hwy 35
Bigfork, MT 59911

Phone: May - September
Park cell: 406-250-3796
Year-round Phone:
Flathead Lake State Park Ranger Station 406-837-3041
Email: yellowbay@mt.gov

Yellow Bay / Flathead Lake

STATE PARK


Activities

  1. Bird Watching
  2. Boating
  3. Canoeing
  4. Fishing
  5. Kayaking
  6. Lake Fishing
  7. Photography
  8. Picnicking
  9. Swimming
  10. Tent Camping
  11. Water Skiing
  12. Wildlife Viewing


Amenities
Some amenities are seasonal. Check with the park for availability.
  1. ADA Accessible
  2. Boat Launch
  3. Grills/Fire Rings
  4. Parking
  5. Pets Allowed
  6. Picnic Shelter
  7. Public Restroom
  8. Toilets (Flush)
  9. Toilets (Vault)
  10. Trash Removal
  11. Water


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