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Wild Horse Island State Park

490 N Meridian Rd, Kalispell, MT 59901-3854
+1 406-752-5501
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Beautiful spot!

Cruised around the island by boat. Great way to see the sights. Many bighorn sheep around the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Warrenton, Virginia
Great hike !!

This place is so quiet and peaceful. Did not see any wildhorse. One deer and Bald Eagles, was... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2017
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This primitive park, which can only be reached by boat, is home to wild horses and other animals.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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490 N Meridian Rd, Kalispell, MT 59901-3854
+1 406-752-5501
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Cruised around the island by boat. Great way to see the sights. Many bighorn sheep around the island which you can see clearly from the boat with binoculars. Worth the trip.

Thank fourtrip
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

This place is so quiet and peaceful. Did not see any wildhorse. One deer and Bald Eagles, was disapointed I did not see as much wild life but a great, heart pumping hike. Also a lil expensive for the fairy $200 for a family of...More

Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

We took a boat ride over to Wild Horse Island one afternoon while vacationing at Glacier National Park. I was told I'd see more wildlife on that island than in the park, and that proved to be true. The island is rugged and primitive. We...More

4  Thank christy2176
Reviewed 26 December 2016

To get to the island, we got a ride from Boat Rentals and Rides which is situated in Big Arm. You could also rent a boat to get to the island and there are a few designated public spots to beach your boat. The island...More

3  Thank SupermanRockstar
Reviewed 22 November 2016

We had a great hike following the animal trails, even came across a deceased long horned sheep, untouched....We were dissapointed in not seeing any horses even though we cover 2/3 of the island trying to find them.

2  Thank boodyzap
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Great trails on this island. Bring a lunch and a boat and enjoy the day. We saw Golden Eagles and Bald Eagles!

1  Thank jill r
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Wild Horse Island must be visited by boat, either private or commercial. It is a delightful day trip to add to your Northwest Montana visit, particularly if you are staying on Flathead Lake. It's kid friendly and offers a fine picnicking opportunity. There is an...More

1  Thank Jim B
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The island is a bit primitive with no real place to dock a boat. We had to figure that part out then try to get off the boat by stepping on floating branches! One restroom serves the island. There is a park ranger to give...More

1  Thank Elaine H
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Planning our trip for the end of busy season worked well in having less foot traffic on the island! We recommend taking a scenic boat tour with Bill of Wild Horse Island Boat tours! Bill was knowledgeable, engaging and helped us spot wildlife around the...More

Thank kcroswaite
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Hike the trails on Wild Horse Island on Flathead Lake and see the wild horses, bighorn Rams, deer, bald eagles, golden eagles and this weekend we saw thousands of white butterflies. Came across a ranger and he answered all our questions. What dug the big...More

Thank Elizabeth N
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12 August 2015|
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Response from gordons737 | Reviewed this property |
No commercial tours of the island that I know of. Far Wast tours goes by the island or You can rent a pontoon boat from Extreme water sports in Lakeside and tour the entire lake though! Don't miss painted rocks on the way... More
Mary C
16 March 2015|
Response from gordons737 | Reviewed this property |
The Flathead Valley and Flathead Lake are FULL of amazing sites and activities from mountain biking, boating, fishing hiking, balloon rides, water and snow skiing etc. Decide what you want to do. Late Summer/Fall is my... More