About Whitefish Montana...
Whitefish State Park is located on Flathead Lake, the largest natural freshwater lake in the western United States. Twenty-eight miles long and 15 miles wide, Flathead Lake is renowned for its fishing.
Located on the lake's Whitefish Bay, this State Park's long pebble beach is popular with sunbathers and swimmers. Camping under a stand of mature ponderosa pine and juniper is a major attraction. The hiking trail provides excellent vistas of surrounding mountain ranges and high peaks with abundant watchable wildlife opportunities. Other opportunities include: fishing for lake trout, board sailing, boating, swimming, camping, picnicking, bicycling, hiking the 2.5 mile trail, wildlife viewing, scuba diving, and water-skiing.
Whitefish State Park offers the latest in circular camping comfort—3 yurts! The Mission yurt is 20' in diameter, Salish and Swan are 16' in diameter, and the Swan yurt is ADA accessible. All yurts have electrical outlets, lights, electric heat and a propane barbecue for outdoor cooking.
Whitefish is a popular jumping-off point to Wild Horse Island State Park, a 2,163 acre island off the west shore of the lake that is home to bald eagles, bighorn sheep, yellow-pine chipmunks, and wild horses. Wild Horse Island is accessible only by boat.
Courtesy of Whitefish State Parks: http://stateparks.mt.gov/big-arm/