PLACES: Wayfarers State Park

By Beacon Staff

Montana State Parks’ website says that some of the best sunsets on Flathead Lake can be found at Wayfarers State Park near Bigfork. But visitors to the 67-acre preserve will see more than dramatic landscapes, they will also find a perfect place to enjoy the warm weather just minutes away from town.

The park, located along Montana Highway 35, provides a place to launch your boat, go camping, hike or even enjoy a picnic. There are even coin-operated showers, a place to purchase firewood and ice and a day-use area with a playground.

The campground has 27 sites for either tents or RVs and most feature fire rings. Standard fees apply to camping and prices vary depending on if you’re a Montana resident. When you’re there, be sure to keep an eye out for the painted turtles that frequent the area.

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