Mule Deer, Bighorn Sheep and Wild Horses
Most first time visitors to Flathead Lake are not aware that the largest inland island in the United States is located on the lake, or that this island is host to so many magnificent wild animals. The island is named after the wild horses that inhabit it, but other animals also share this wildlife sanctuary.
Those willing to take a boat trip to the island and hike the many trails that crisscross the island have the opportunity to see Mule Deer, Rock Mountain Bighorn Sheep in addition to the Wild Horses.
Accessible only by boat, Wild Horse Island is one of the best kept secrets of Flathead Lake because very few visitors actually set foot on it. Those adventurous few can discover sights seldom seem by most. From squirrels and other small animals to the stunning wild horses, the Island is a destination unto itself.
Wild Horse Island Day Hikes
The island offers miles of hiking trails with breathtaking scenery. The sheer size of the island means that you could spend days hiking the trails and not see the wild horses or sheep, but most people who make the trip are rewarded with sightings of the animals that make this their home. There is no camping or campfires permitted on the island.