Welcome to Swan Lake, where we know how to slow down and relax! This is true Montana. Surrounded by mountains, national forest and close to the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area, Swan Lake offers a wealth of recreational opportunities from hiking and horseback riding to fishing, boating and wildlife watching. Visit the Activities Page to learn more.
In the early 1900’s Swan Lake began as a community of loggers cutting timber for lumber and the ties to build the Great Northern Railroad. Some say that our name comes from the trumpeter swans that used to populate the lake. Others say that it was named after Emmett Swan, an early resident. Others simply say the name comes from the mountains to our east. No matter how we got the name, Swan Lake is known today as home to those who enjoy everything this part of Montana has to offer.
Located next to the Fire Hall, the Swan Lake Community Center is the focal point of many of our daily activities. It also houses the library (open every Wednesday from 10 am until 3 pm) The center is available for rent for receptions, meetings and special events.
By the numbers:
Longitude: 113.843 W
Elevation: 3,104 feet
Time Zone: Mountain
Driving directions: Swan Lake is located on Montana Highway 83 at the southern end of Swan Lake.
From Kalispell: approximately 26 miles
From Missoula airport: approximately 110 miles
Glacier National Park: approximately 57 miles to West Glacier, Montana
Glacier Park International Airport (Kalispell): Approximately 38 miles
Amtrak: Approximately 60 miles
Travel & Tourism: Glacier Country 800-338-5072 www.glaciermt.com
Travel Montana: 800.847.4868 www.visitmt.com
Swan Lake Huckleberry Festival – Second Saturday in August, 2015