Swan Valley is often considered for remote venturing when one truly desires to reconnect with nature. Don’t let this location fool you – it has plenty to offer!
A litte over an hour from Bigfork, this area sits in the middle of the Flathead National Forest. The valley is filled with rivers, creeks, and streams that meander down from higher elevations making float trips a must. Swan Valley contains three large lakes perfect for water sports: Seely Lake, Swan Lake, and Flathead Lake. This area is ideal for year-round visits with it’s abundance of outdoor activities.
Western Montana offers access to Glacier National Park, the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area, and the Mission Mountain Wilderness Area.
A picturesque valley holds a quaint lodge suitable for 8-10 guests. The lodge includes 5 queen beds and 1 double bed.
These modest rooms provide air conditioning and indoor bath facilities with each room.
Camping excursions are also available at and surrounding this facility.
Canoeing & Kayaking
Grab a paddle and head out on one of the many lakes in the Swan Valley. By kayak or canoe, explore the vastness of the Flathead National Forest. With plenty of stopping points, there is always a place to rest or picnic. On the water, you’ll be able to take in the sights of the mountains and valleys meeting the crisp waters. Chances are high you will even catch a glimpse of wildlife at the watering hole. Paddling in Montana is sure to bring relaxation!
Embark on an eco-tour in Montana allows you to easily experience nature’s beauty. Sit back and enjoy the ride through some of the most breathtaking spots of the Flathead National Forest as you journey through the mountains. To encounter such beauty, you’ll travel through some of the most remote parts of this national forest, which encompasses almost two and half million acres of Montana!
Fishing in Montana offers endless opportunities with the vast number of waterways available to fishermen. Here you’ll find some of the best trout species such as bull trout, rainbow trout, and cutthroat trout. From shore, boat, float, or wading, fishing is an easygoing activity that every one can enjoy. It’s even better when your catch of the day can be prepped, cooked, and served for your dining pleasure.
Venture into the remoteness of the Flathead National Forest! Clear your mind with a hike through Montana’s wilderness. Hiking in Montana is great for hikers of all skill levels and offers a variety of treks. As you tramp through the forest, you’ll come face to face with nature. The layers, the mountains were formed from become exposed, valleys open up, and Montana’s wildlife is at home. In springtime, waterfalls may be a prevalent sight from the winter snow melting.
Saddle up and take a ride through the Montana countryside! Horseback riding in Montana gives you the opportunity to have an experience of Swan Valley firsthand. Meander through the Flathead National Forest mountains and valleys on this ride while taking in the sights, crisp air, and calmness than comes from nature. After one trip, you’ll have a new appreciation for Montana! This trek is suitable for all skill levels.
The Flathead National Forest is home to more than 250 wildlife species making hunting an excellent choice for Montana. Some of the prime targets you’ll hunt are black bear, deer, elk, bighorn sheep, and even turkey. Montana is a target rich environment! Hunting in Montana can be challenging and does require an intermediate to advanced skill level. It doesn’t hurt to do some conditioning prior to your hunting adventure.
Focus in on the pure landscapes Montana has to offer! The Swan Valley in Montana is an excellent place to capture sweeping scenery shots from the wildlife, rivers, mountains, and flora. Spring and summer offer bright days with blue skies and multicolored fields of wildflowers. With a plethora of big and small wildlife found in this region, Montana is the perfect place to catch deer, elf, turkey, sheep, and all sorts of birds on film. The expansiveness of raw nature found here in Montana makes for some of the most incredible landscape photography you can find!
White water rafting in Montana on the roaring Flathead River is an unforgettable experience! Your group will work together conquering great rapids followed by periods of calm floating. This adventure is perfect for team building. Although we try to make your trip as comfortable as possible, this is still a rugged adventure that may not be suitable for everyone.
There’s nothing better in the summer months than to cool off in the rivers and lakes. Swimming at one of the Swan Valley lakes is sure to take you back to your childhood; a time where you could relax, experience play, connect with your friends, and feel at ease. What’s stopping you from taking a dip in the crisp Montana waters with us?