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Address: Bigfork, MT
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A popular ice-skating lake during the winter.

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Beautiful, pristine Swan Lake

The National Forest campground here was closing up for the winter, but we stopped by the lakefront boat launch to enjoy the scenery and drove through the beautifully wooded... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 October 2016
Terri B
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

The National Forest campground here was closing up for the winter, but we stopped by the lakefront boat launch to enjoy the scenery and drove through the beautifully wooded campground across the street. The views are worth the drive

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Big Sky MT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

We stayed in a VRBO on the lake. Because it is so close to Flathead Lake (much bigger and more popular) it is more tranquil. Fishing boats, jet skis, water skiing boats are on the lake, but not so many as to make ti obtrusive. Also, Swan Lake is sheltered, so it is not as susceptible to winds and storms... More 

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Calgary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

The scenery is beautiful and the water is so clean. It was very quite the two days we went there, much quieter than flathead lake.

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Great for the outdoorsy person, all the lakes int he bog fork area are terrific. Go fish, swim or just lay around the lakes and you will come away refreshed.

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Glendale, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

Nice place to visit and relax like most places in Montana! We enjoyed the Echo Lake Cafe which is a nice place to stop , have coffee and see the lake

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Thank travelshooter71
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

Best lake around - very clean, warmer than Flathead, and not to much traffic. Just keep in a secret so that it doesn't get too busy... :)

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Bigfork, Montana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

Clear water, on the cool side. Lots of fishing. Picnic area with tables and pits for grilling. State of the art restrooms. Good boat launch. Camping across the road.

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Thank Peg P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

We took an afternoon drive over from Bigfork. Lake was incredible with the fall colors as a back drop.

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Thank Marc W
Bigfork, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

Swan Lake is different from Flathead and therefore offers a lovely change from the bigness of Flathead. San Lake is a good fishing lake, especially if you bring your own boat. A friend of ours lives on the lake and swims across it daily! It is an intimate place to spend a day or two if you have the time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

The first time I saw Flathead Lake it looked as big as the ocean. Lots of restaurants and boating and places to stay. Makes for a great vacation. Love to stop for cherries along the drive.

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