A Premier Vacation Destination in Montana
Small charming Polson is a natural vacation destination, located in a natural amphitheater at the south end of Flathead Lake and bordered by the snow-capped Mission Mountains. See it all and do it all – US Highway 93 will take you anywhere you want to go.
Just 1.8 miles away from your RV site, Flathead Lake is the largest freshwater lake in the United States west of the Mississippi. Sail, waterski, swim, and fish for rainbow trout, brook trout, lake whitefish, largemouth bass, brown trout, west slope cutthroat, and smallmouth bass on 200 square miles of the crystal clear waters of Flathead Lake.
Boating & Fishing on Flathead Lake
No boat? No worries! Rent a boat, a jet ski, or charter a fishing cruise and go directly to those wily fish.
The rugged peaks of the Mission Range jut right out of the valley floor with no foothills. The daunting terrain of the Missions is dotted with alpine lakes, small glaciers, timbered slopes, and vertical cliffs, ranging in elevation from 4,500 feet up to McDonald Peak, at 9,820 feet. This wild wilderness is a paradise for solitude-seekers.
Glacier National Park
Known as ‘The Crown of the Continent,’ the park’s glacier-carved peaks and valleys running to the Canadian border create more than 700 miles of hiking trails and a route to photogenic Hidden Lake. Crossed by the mountainous Going-to-the-Sun Road, adventurers can enjoy backpacking, cycling, and photography. Bring your camera to get pics of mountain goats, historic chalets, and the sheer rock walls leading to Logan Pass.
National Bison Range
Established in 1908 to protect one of the most important remaining herds of American buffalo, this 19,000-acre natural grassland is the home of approximately 400 of the great shaggy animals. In addition to the bison you may see elk, whitetail and mule deer, bighorn sheep, and pronghorn antelope.
Now known as Seli’š Ksanka Qlispe’, the dam was built in 1938 to generate hydroelectric power and to raise the level of Flathead Lake. See the thundering, rushing waters of this massive engineering marvel when you hike down to the dam’s observation deck. You will be rewarded with scenic views of the river, lake and mountains.
St. Ignatius Mission
Visit a unique Catholic church built on the Flathead Indian Reservation in the early 1890s. Its walls and ceilings have 58 original paintings by Brother Joseph Carignano on them. Two of the most distinctive paintings depict the Salish Lord and Lord’s mother in Native American form. Everyone is welcome to worship at historic St. Ignatius or to take a tour and visit the gift shop.
Cherry Picking and the Flathead Cherry Festival
Delicious, sweet juicy cherries grow in abundance all over Polson, so it’s no surprise that there is a festival dedicated to Cherry Picking every year in July. Bring the family for fun, live music, lots of food, all sorts of competitions, and, of course, cherries!
Arlee Celebration and Powwow
This Native American celebration event is open to the public. Enjoy arts, crafts, stick games, dance competitions, and Indian and other various ethnic foods. Sponsored by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Nation. Admission is free.
Play more than 220 slot machines in the largest gaming establishment in western Montana. Take advantage of the Players Club and enjoy dining and a full bar overlooking beautiful Flathead Lake.
Mission Mountain Rodeo
The Mission Mountain Rodeo is held annually in June at the Polson Fairgrounds and features Bareback Riding, Steer Wrestling, Saddle Bronc, Team Roping, Tie-Down Roping, Ladies & Youth Barrel Racing, live music, and food, beer, and beverage vendors.
Play Golf on Four Courses near Polson
Enjoy your favorite sport on four excellent nearby golf courses!
Flathead Raft Company
Enjoy the excitement of whitewater rafting down the Lower Flathead River and Buffalo Rapids. Ask about half-day trips, kayak rental, rowing school, and flat water floats.
Miracle of America Museum
This is the Smithsonian of the West. Dedicated to the preservation of American history, it houses over 100,000 artifacts in 27 separate buildings.
Three Chiefs Cultural Center
Experience the rich cultures of the Salish, Kootenai, and Pend d’Oreille tribes when you visit the galleries and explore the arts and handicrafts of Montana’s original people.
Polson Theatres Showboat Cinemas
Six big screens in Polson show all the latest Hollywood movies.
Port Polson Players Theatre of Montana
A year-round venue specializing in musicals, comedies and children’s theatre.
Healthcare and Hospitals
When you make your summer home at Polson Motorcoach Resort, you are never far away from quality healthcare.
- St Luke Community Healthcare
Serving Ronan, St Ignatius, and Polson for 69 years
- Dr Cara J. Harrop, MD
Direct primary care in Polson
- Providence St Joseph Medical Center
Full service hospital with Emergency Department in Polson
Leave your Class A RV parked at Polson Motorcoach Resort all season long and fly back and forth. The airport is just one mile west of downtown Polson.
Dine indoors or outdoors on Steaks, Burgers, Pizza, Deli, Asian, Mexican, and classic American fare in Polson and the surrounding areas. Try them all!
Flip to page 16-17 for eating options