Hungry Horse Reservoir

Description:

Hungry Horse Dam is on the South Fork of the Flathead River, 15 miles south of the west entrance to Glacier National Park and 20 miles northeast of Kalispell, Montana. The dam was built as part of the Hungry Horse Project to provide hydroelectric power and flood control. At 564 feet, the dam is the 10th highest in the U.S. In addition to static and interactive exhibits that cover local area history and the construction of Hungry Horse Dam, the Visitor Center offers free tours of the dam's crest. The visitor center is closed for the summer 2004 tourist season. The damsite is in a deep, narrow canyon. Hungry Horse Reservoir is located high in the Rocky Mountains, less than 30 miles from the Continental Divide and is surrounded by more than 25 mountain peaks. The reservoir is about 34 miles long and 23,800 acres and offers excellent opportunities for fishing, boating, water skiing, and swimming. Available fish species are cutthroat trout, bull trout, and whitefish.The surrounding mountains are popular big game hunting areas and several of the small tributaries have their headwaters in nearby alpine lakes. The area is managed by the Flathead National Forest.

Directions:

Take U.S. 2 about 20 miles northeast of Kalispell.

Phone:

406-758-5204

Email:

pninfo@usbr.gov

Address:

Flathead National Forest 1935 Third Ave. E. Kalispell, MT 59901

Activities:

Boating Camping Fishing Hiking Hunting Picnicking Recreational Vehicles Visitor Center Water Sports

Organization:

BOR - Bureau of Reclamation

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