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Yellow Bay - Flathead Lake State Park

Yellow Bay

Yellow Bay is in the heart of the famous Montana sweet cherry orchards. In the summer, cherries can be purchased at nearby roadside stands or U-Pick orchards. The park includes Yellow Bay Creek and a wide, gravelly beach. You can go boating, lake trout fishing, water skiing, bird watching, swimming, camping, and scuba diving. The park is 15 acres at an elevation of 2,907 feet and has 5 tent sites.

There are flush and vault toilets, a group day-use area, grills/fire rings, picnic tables, trash cans, and drinking water. No open fires are allowed and there is a 7 day camping limit during a 30 day period. A joint state/tribal fishing license is required at this site and it is DAY USE ONLY from October 1 through April 30. A golf course is located nearby in Polson, as well as 3 museums. There is a $5.00 day use fee for non-residents and a $15.00 overnight camping fee.

 

How to get there:
Flathead Lake State Park (Yellow Bay Unit) is located 15 miles north of Polson on Montana 35. Milepost 17.

For more information and maps visit the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks listing for Yellow Bay State Park.

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