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“Quaint and Clean” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Echo Lake

Echo Lake
Ranked #2 of 32 things to do in Bigfork
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Owner description: An excellent bass fishing lake.
Cheyenne, WY
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177 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Quaint and Clean”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

During our MT vacation, we rented a boat and took family out on Echo Lake. It's not huge like small ocean they call Flathead (which is outrageously cool), but it was very enjoyable and quaint.

Outside of a few small pieces of litter, it was very clean. We've been to many parks and lakes where we end up packing out bags of discarded refuse so it was nice to visit a clean park.

One thing I thought was just too cool is they had a board by the dock with free loaner life jackets for kids. How cool is that? I've never seen that in a state park before and I think its a great program. Kudo's to MT State Parks for a life saving program! Outstanding!

Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Mel L
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California
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Beautiful!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

It is a hidden gem and the homes in the area are charming. If you go, you have to stop in at the Echo Lake Cafe.
It is crowded and there is usually a wait, but for good reason. Amazing food.
I dare you to try and eat a "full Stack" of pancakes!!!!!

Visited July 2013
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Olds, Canada
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34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“My second home”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

I have been going to echo lake every summer since before I could walk. It is an awesome place to vacation. The lake is very warm in july/august usually getting over 80F. It can get a lot of boat/waterski traffic in the summer months because it is a very popular vacation spot for us canadians. Exploring the lake you will find many calm coves with turtles sunbathing on logs. There is great largemouth bass fishing all around the lake as well as smaller perch for the kids to catch. Closeby is the town of bigfork and to the east are some great hiking trails in jewel basin.
At night time the dry air combined with the high altitude and remote location away from city lights give stargazers an amazing treat.
There are several rental properties available on the lake as well as campgrounds. You will need to book very early if you hope to get something in the peak season.

Visited August 2013
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Kalispell, Montana
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45 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Excellent local restaruant for breakfast and or lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

This is a unique dining experience located just east of Bigfork on the Swan Lake Hwy. They have outdoor seating during warm weather. Unique menu items and wonderful homemade goodies. Don't miss this! Get their early or you will have to wait, esp on the weekend. They are only open until 3pm

Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Lois R
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calgary
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Quick Stop on way home”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

My wife raved about this place and since we were in the area we thought we would give it a try. We met the owner as we came in. Very friendly and the staff reflects that. Food was wonderful and fast. we were on the homebound leg of our trip and ts was a nice stop on the way.

Visited May 2014
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