Every season when Flathead Lake’s water level drops, the north shore of Flathead Lake becomes a sandy paradise reminiscent of ocean shores. If you’re a nature lover, you will enjoy walking the sandy beach and exploring the area of the lake that is only accessible for a short amount of time.

Please note that much of the area near the high water line is private property. The Flathead Waterfowl Production Area access is restricted from March 1 – July 15 to protect nesting ground birds, please be respectful of signs and keep your distance from the shoreline during nesting season.

Learn more about the Flathead Waterfowl Production Area.

The National Audubon Society has additional information about these important bird areas and the variety of species you may find.

Directions to access the Flathead Water Fowl Production Area from Holt Drive: