When one truly desires to reconnect with nature, Swan Valley is the palce to be. Don’t let this location fool you – it has plenty to offer!
A little 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 trips down it a must. Swan Valley contains three large lakes (Seely Lake, Swan Lake, and Flathead Lake) perfect for water sports. With it’s abundance of outdoor activities, this area is ideal for year-round visits
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.
Each modest room provides air conditioning and indoor bath facilities.
Camping excursions are also available at and around 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 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 sights of the mountains and valleys meeting the crisp waters. Odds are high that you’ll even catch a glimpse of wildlife at the watering hole. Paddling in Montana is sure to bring relaxation!
Embarking 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 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 accounts for 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 a relaxing activity that everyone can enjoy. Even have your catch of the day prepped, cooked, and served for your dining pleasure.
Venture into the remoteness of 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 meander through the forest, you’ll come face-to-face with nature. The layers, which the mountains were formed from, become exposed, valleys open up, and Montana’s wildlife is present. In springtime, you may even see some waterfalls caused by the melting winter snow.
Saddle up and take a ride through the Montana countryside! Horseback riding in Montana gives you the opportunity to experience Swan Valley firsthand. Meander through Flathead National Forest mountains and valleys on this ride while taking in the sights, crisp air, and calmness that comes from nature. After one trip you’ll have a new appreciation for Montana! This trek is suitable for individuals of all skill levels.
The Flathead National Forest is home to more than 250 wildlife species, making hunting an excellent choice. 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! Swan Valley is an excellent place to capture shots of sweeping scenery including wildlife, rivers, mountains, and flora. Spring and summer offer bright days and blue skies. With a plethora of big and small wildlife found in this region, Montana is the perfect place to capture 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!
Whitewater 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 experience that may be best suited for the more adventurous.
There’s nothing better in the summer months than to cool off in a beautiful river or lake. Swimming at one of the Swan Valley lakes is sure to take you back to your childhood; a time when you could relax, play, connect with your friends, and feel at ease. What’s stopping you from taking a dip in the crisp Montana waters with us?