Flathead Lake - Wayfarers State Park
We left the Glacier National Park area and headed this way with no reservations in the middle of summer.... call it smart or crazy to travel that way, but it is a chance we take for flexibility and just the joy of wandering... and it has worked for us... most of the time! One of the tricks we have learned is that if you are only looking for a one night stay in a State Park the handicap spot will open for standard use around 6-7pm on the night of stay if not taken. So this visit that was our plan.... we arrived a bit earlier and asked about the handicap spot... it was not yet reserved so we killed time around town and then pulled back in at the right time, it was available! However just as we were paying the host ran up and told us that someone had cancelled and site #13 was available for 2 nights, so we took that instead so we could stay 2 nights - Wandering and taking chances pays off! The campground itself is pretty rustic for a state park, 30 sites with dirt pads and no hookups and reservations are recommended. The campground is only open April to October, the day use, which we did not use, is open all year. There are bathrooms with showers open May to September. Our site, #13, at first drive by, was disappointing to us. It was a pull through site surrounded by foliage, so it looked a little too shady for our taste. But after settling in we liked the seclusion that the site provided and the foliage provided a nice sound barrier for our tunes. Right next to our site was a trail to the big rock landscape that sat lakeside. It was an amazing spot to take the chairs in the morning and watch the morning sun unfold, and once you maneuvered your way down to the water there were lots of little spots to go for a dip! There were even spots that people were diving. Great camp spot!
Getting Here : From Bigfork, MT take Hwy 35 South and take a right on Harry Horn Road. Follow Harry Horn Road out to the day use area or the campground.