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Wayfarers, MT

Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Sat Aug 01 2015   Later Dates

Description

Folks in the know will tell you that the best sunsets on Flathead Lake can be viewed from Wayfarers State Park. To be sure, the rocky cliffs along the shoreline offer beautiful vistas of the lake at any time of day. Located just outside the charming town of Bigfork, this park provides public access for launching your boat and swimming in the refreshing water of Flathead Lake. Enjoy camping in the trees, picnicking on the grassy area overlooking the lake, or hiking through the mature forest where wildflowers abound from spring to late fall. Tenting sites are located next to the water for visitors arriving by watercraft on the Flathead Lake Marine Trail. Other amenities at the park include comfort stations with coin-operated showers, boat and trailer dump stations, and firewood and ice for sale. A group use shelter and playground are available in the adjacent Harry Horn Park.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Boat Ramp
  • CAMPGROUND HOST
  • CAMPING, IMPROVED SITE
  • Comfort Station
  • Dock , Boat
  • Dump Station
  • Dump station, Boat
  • Firewood Sales
  • Fishing
  • Ice Sales
  • Parking
  • Picnic Area
  • Playground
  • Toilet, Pit/Vault
  • Water Drinking
Less Than 100 Feet
  • Swimming - Lake
Alerts and Important Information
ADA designated campsites may only be reserved and occupied by a party who can provide proof of disability upon arrival. Proof of eligibility for at least one member of your party will be required in the form of a DMV (or other states equivalent) issued person with disabilities placard or disabilities motor vehicle license plate. The eligible member of your party must be an occupant of the site for the entire reserved period. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in the cancellation of your reservation and forfeiture of your reservation fee. Additional cancellation fees will be applied.

To avoid attracting bears and other critters, do not leave food, coolers or cooking utensils in tents or out unattended at anytime. Place all garbage in bear proof dumpsters. Horses are not allowed in campgrounds.

Some yurts, cabins and group facilities are ADA accessible and do not require proof of disability upon arrival.

Camping is allowed in designated areas only. All boats, trailers, rigs and motorized vehicles must fit entirely within the campsite parking-spur provided. Any equipment that does not fit entirely within the campsite parking-spur must be parked outside the campground in an area designated by the park manager. If no outside parking is available, a second campsite must be purchased.

Check-in time is 2:00pm for campsites and 3:00pm for yurts, cabins and tipis's (local time).

Check-out time is 1:00pm for campsites and 12:00pm for yurts, cabins, and tipis (local park time). Late checkouts may incur additional fees unless prior arrangements have been made with park staff.

The maximum capacity at each individually signed or numbered campsite is eight (8) people. This typically involves a single camping unit, which includes, but not limited to, a tent, motor home, camping bus, truck mounted camper shell, pull-type camper, or other device designed and commonly used for sleeping. In the event the site is designated as Double Site, the site capacity for that site is doubled to allow for sixteen (16) people and two camping units.

Campfires are allowed in designated areas only!

Pets must be kept on a leash. Please check with destination park staff for local restrictions.

Quiet hours are enforced from 10:00pm to 7:00am.

Fireworks are prohibited in all parks at all times. No Exceptions..

In case of an emergency when visiting Montana State Parks, please dial 911. You may also wish to notify park staff for additional assistance if necessary.

For non-emergency assistance please contact park staff.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
48.054, -114.081
48°3'14"N, 114°4'52"W

Wayfarers State Parks is located .5 miles south of Bigfork on Montana 35.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Wayfarers
8600 MT Hwy 35
BigFork  MT  59911

Phone Number:

Project Office: (406)751-4577