What can we say about this area of Montana...
Experience the Swan and Bigfork area...build a lifetime of memories.
Beginning in the Mission Mountains Wilderness Area, the Swan River flows north through the heavily timbered Swan Valley. As it nears the Wildlife Refuge and the pristine 10 mile long Swan Lake it offers spectacular views of the mountains that surround it.
Continuing on its journey to Bigfork, the river nourishes a mix of forests, fields, farmland and myriads of birds and wildlife. Its last mile turns into a whitewater extravaganza called the “wild mile,” an exciting ride for rafters and kayakers who come from far and wide.
The name Swan Lake likely came from the migration of swans that were once abundant there. Early tribes built small huts for their traditional sweat baths and eventually a few homesteaders began to settle the area. In 1914, the village of Swan Lake sprang up. Soon after, the lake was stocked with rainbow and cutthroat trout. Graylings were introduced in 1952, and in the late 1990s both kokanee and salmon were introduced.
This sporting property is ideally situated near Bigfork, the artisan village, renowned for its repertoire theater, art galleries and fine restaurants. Nestled on Bigfork Bay where the Swan River meets Flathead Lake, this unincorporated village has a charming history and is still maintained by a volunteer force of engaged citizens.
In and around the Village are fine restaurants, charming coffee places, wonderful shops, numerous art galleries and a professional live theatre venue. Eagle Bend golf course offers a fine golf experience in a stunning natural setting and was rated 5th Best course in Montana by Golfweek’s “Best Courses for 2008” and Golf Digest’s “World’s Greatest Golf for 2009 - 2010.”
Enjoy this wonderful area, it’s delightful!