Places to Visit

Thompson Falls and the surrounding areas include numerous unique places to visit. You can relax and enjoy scenic views at Flathead Lake, the largest freshwater lake in the western United States. Or, visit Glacier National Park, the Crown of the Continent, home to grizzly bears, wolves, stunning alpine lakes, and, of course, active glaciers. And, don't forget the National Bison Range, one of the oldest wildlife refuges in America. Here, you have the chance to view and photograph bison, antelope, and many other species in their natural habitat. Check out the links below for detailed information on these fascinating places to visit.

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Flathead Lake

Flathead Lake is the largest freshwater lake in the west, and it's also one of the cleanest. Here, you'll find numerous opportunities to enjoy boating and fishing. Public access sites are available for boating, giving you easy access to the lake and fishing sites. Or, if you prefer, you can choose from the many fishing charters found along Flathead Lake's shores.

Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park, described as the "Crown of the Continent", covers over a million acres. It contains over 700 miles of hiking trails, 1,600 miles of streams, and hundreds of pristine alpine lakes. Glacier National Park is home to a variety of wildlife, including grizzly bears, wolves, and wolverines. And, it has more than 20 species of fish.

National Bison Range

The National Bison Range is one of the oldest wildlife refuges in the United States. Locate in Northwest Montana's Mission Valley, the range covers over 18,700 acres. It is home to a herd of 300 to 500 bison and and other wildlife. Besides bison, you'll have the chance to see pronghorn antelope, bighorn sheep, elk, white-tail deer, mule deer, black bear, and coyote. The National Bison Range is also home to over 200 bird species, including eagles, hawks, ducks, and geese.
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