Bigfork is located in a paddler’s paradise with small non-motorized lakes, fast-moving rivers, and expansive lakes. Whether you’re looking to paddle the open waters of Flathead Lake or enjoy a leisurely trip down the Swan River, Bigfork has something for everyone. With so much water to paddle, the endless options suit all ability levels.
Safety and responsibility are essential when doing any paddling. It’s crucial to follow local regulations, wear a life jacket, and be aware of weather and water conditions – especially on Flathead Lake, where winds can come with little warning. When recreating outdoors, practice Leave No Trace principles and respect the natural environment by not disturbing wildlife or damaging the ecosystem.
For those looking for professional guide, Base Camp Bigfork is the go-to professionals. They offer kayak, canoe, and SUP rentals and service Bigfork, Swan Lake, Wood’s Bay, Lakeside, and many other kayaking destinations in the Flathead Valley. They also provide guided tours, ensuring a safe and memorable paddling experience.