Wild Horse Island on Flathead Lake
To visit Wild Horse Island on Flathead Lake you will need a boat to access this primitive 2,000-acre State Park. Wild Horse is the largest island in Flathead Lake and is rich in history. Reportedly, the Salish-Kootenai Indians used the island to pasture their horses and keep them from being stolen by other tribes. Although State land, you will find private property along the perimeter of the island.
This island park is noted for its wildlife, which include Rock Mountain Bighorn sheep, mule deer, birds, waterfowl, bald eagles, and falcons, along with wild horses. The island is a favorite of hikers, boaters and swimmers. Day-use only is permitted, and there are other rules you must follow. There are no facilities or fees.
Transportation to Wild Horse Island
If you want to rent a charter boat to access the island, we recommend Captain Norm’s Tours.
Map of Wild Horse Island
This handy map shows where you can access the island by boat, and the available hiking trails and where restrooms are located. The island is open all year, but if you have questions, Wild Horse Island, 490 North Meridian Kalispell, MT 59901 or call (406) 752-5501.