EXPLORE: Yellow Bay State Park

By Beacon Staff

Yellow Bay State Park is located in the heart of Montana’s cherry country, right on the shores of Flathead Lake, south of Bigfork.

Maintained by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, you can camp, swim, boat, fish and watch birds at this 15-acre site.

The site opened for camping on May 1, although it is available all year for day use.

The park is ADA-accessible and has a boat launch, picnic shelter, grills and public restrooms. There are four tent sites available on location.

Another perk is how close Yellow Bay State Park is to other area parks.

To the north is Wayfarers State Park in Bigfork and to the south is Finley Point State Park, just north of Polson.

The entire drive along Montana Highway 35 and Flathead Lake’s east side is also worth the trek.

How To Get There:

From Bigfork, drive south on Montana Highway 35 for 15 miles.

The state park entrance is located on the right.

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