Hotels , Motels & Lodges Best Western Plus Flathead Lake Inn and Suites. Belton Chalet and Taproom. Bridge Street Cottages. Flathead Lake Resort. Historic Tamarack Lodge & Cabins. Islander Inn. Laughing Horse Lodge. Marina Cay Resort and Conference Center.
Average surface temperatures of the Lake range from 2.3°C ( 36°F ) in mid-January to 13.5°C ( 56°F ) in mid-June to 20.3°C ( 68°F ) in mid-August.
Day Trips to Flathead Lake From Kalispell , it’s easy to get to Flathead Lake for a day trip or an afternoon adventure. A 10-mile drive south will take you to the northern end of Flathead Lake and the start of a round-the- lake day trip.
The best scenery of all is that overlooking the Flathead Lake from the highway (US 93) between Big Arm and Rollins, on the western shore. Costs here are not high, though they do rise precipitously in summer. Even then, you can get by on as little as $52.35 per day.
How to get there: The island can only be reached by boat. To access Wild Horse Island by canoe or sea kayak, drive 29 miles south from Kalispell on Highway 93 to Dayton Yacht Harbor for a 90-minute paddle to the island .
As one of the cleanest in the world, Flathead Lake is perfect for OPEN WATER SWIMMING! No sharks , no jellyfish, and no lane lanes, just clear, clean, and crisp water!
There are several swimming holes in the Flathead Watershed including Sprague Creek in Glacier National Park; Whitefish Lake State Park, City Beach, and Les Mason Park on Whitefish Lake ; Foys Lake ; and Swan Lake .
Flathead Lake is about 27 miles long and 15 miles wide, with an average depth of 164 feet; the maximum depth is 370 feet.
The lake is world-renowned for its crystal clear , clean water. Flathead Lake’s high water quality is the result of its watershed being mainly from national parks and wilderness, not to mention its relatively low population.