Montana December 12, 2019
The Underappreciated County In Montana That’s Home To 80 Heavenly Lakes
To live in Montana is to appreciate nature. Our vast state is full of natural wonders, from majestic mountain ranges to
deep caverns. Our lakes are also legendary, in fact, there’s one county that has a whopping 80 of them. Naturally, that would be Lake County, and it’s magnificent.
Lake County is located in the northwest part of the state, and practically every Montanan has at least passed through.
After all, it is home to the iconic Flathead Lake. And for many, it's a gateway to Glacier National Park.
There are about 29,000 people living in the county, with Polson holding the county seat.
Other notable spots are Ronan, Woods Bay, and St. Ignatius.
The iconic Flathead Lake is located here, and most assume that's where Lake County gets its name.
But truth be told, it's because there are a whopping 80 lakes located in this designated 1,654 square mile county.
Seeley Lake is also located in Lake County, and this popular vacation destination stays busy all year long.
From long summer days spent boating to the Seeley Lake Winterfest event, there's never a dull moment here.
Swan Lake is also a charmer, located east of Flathead Lake near the town of Bigfork.
Swan Lake is well known for its abundant year-round outdoor recreation, and it's surrounded by sheer natural beauty.
Lake Mary Ronan is surrounded by a state park that shares its name, complete with a fantastic campground.
Black Lake, Cedar Lake, Long Lake, and Moon Lake are just a few of the many, many others. In fact, Lake County is about 10% water!
As beautiful as the lakes are here, make sure to spend some time exploring the little towns and communities, too.
Otherwise, you could miss gems like the St. Ignatius Mission (pictured here) or the quirky spots in Polson like the Miracle of America Museum.
Doesn’t it seem like Lake County is a bit underrated? Add a trip to your
Montana bucket list — and when you go, make sure to stay awhile.
Address: Lake County, MT, USA