This Secluded Lake In Montana Might Just Be Your New Favorite Swimming Spot

One of the best things about Montana summer is also one of the worst things about Montana summers: Our beautiful lakes, rivers, water parks, and swimming holes become cool oases for locals and tourists alike. But if you prefer natural waters to public pools and you’d rather not deal with seasonal crowds, just head to Echo Lake near Bigfork. While it’s far from unknown, if you go during the week, you’ll probably have stretches of it to yourself.

Some of our best swimming holes are in our nice, secluded bodies of water. If you’re up for a little hike, this one is amazing.