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Big Arm State Park - Big Arm, MT
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters
N 47° 48.245 W 114° 18.833
11T E 701122 N 5298019
Quick Description: Big Arm State Park is on the shore of Flathead Lake, 13 miles north on Highway 93 from Polson, county seat of Lake County.
Location: Montana, United States
Date Posted: 12/21/2014 12:04:34 AM
Waymark Code: WMN3PG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member StagsRoar
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Long Description:
This is a very popular park for camping, fishing, swimming, sun bathing and picnicking. Below are lists of all the facilities and activities available at Big Arm. 217 acres in size, it has both day use and camping areas, with seven tent sites and 41 RV/trailer sites, and a boat launch, the fee for which is included in the entrance fee.

Though most people come here to camp, being on a lake and just off the highway makes it a great picnic spot for travellers like us who need to stretch the legs on occasion.

Big Arm State Park

is located on Flathead Lake, the largest natural freshwater lake in the western United States. Twenty-eight miles long and 15 miles wide, Flathead Lake is renowned for its fishing.

Located on the lake's Big Arm Bay, this State Park's long pebble beach is popular with sunbathers and swimmers. Camping under a stand of mature ponderosa pine and juniper is a major attraction. The hiking trail provides excellent vistas of surrounding mountain ranges and high peaks with abundant watchable wildlife opportunities. Other opportunities include: fishing for lake trout, board sailing, boating, swimming, camping, picnicking, bicycling, hiking the 2.5 mile trail, wildlife viewing, scuba diving, and water-skiing.

This site is 2,953 feet in elevation and has 217 acres. There are seven tent sites available, and 41 RV/trailer sites. Size is limited to 30 feet. Bear resistant storage lockers are also available.

Big Arm State Park now has the latest in circular camping comfort, a 20-ft wide, 10-ft tall yurt. You only need to bring bedding, cooking utensils, personal toiletries, a flashlight and a container for water. Electrical outlets, lights, electric heat and a propane barbecue for outdoor cooking are also provided. A joint state/tribal fishing license is needed for fishing at this park and campers may stay only 14 days during a 30 day period. Pets are required to be on leashes.

Big Arm is a popular jumping-off point to Wild Horse Island State Park, a 2,163 acre island off the west shore of the lake that is home to bald eagles, bighorn sheep, yellow-pine chipmunks, and wild horses. Wild Horse Island is accessible only by boat.

Activities Available
Bird Watching, Boating, Camping, Canoeing, Fishing, Group Camping, Hiking, Kayaking, Lake Fishing, Motor Boating, Photography, Picnicking, RV Camping, Sailing, Swimming, Tent Camping, Water Skiing, Wildlife Viewing, Wind Surfing

Services and Amenities Available
ADA Accessible, Bear Resistant Storage, Lockers, Boat Launch, Campsite, Established Fire Pits, Firewood for Sale, Grills/Fire Rings, Parking, Pay Telephone, Pets Allowed, Picnic Shelter, Public Restroom, Shower, Toilets (Flush), Toilets (Vault), Trash Removal, Water, Yurts
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Utility Hookups: yes

Popups/RVs Allowed: yes

Pets Allowed: yes

Bathrooms Available: yes

Showers Available: yes

Cost: 12

Seasonal: From: 3/1/2014 To: 11/15/2014

Visit Instructions:
Photo of the sign if there is one, or the yourself at the spot if there isn't. If you have camped rather than just visited then a photo of your tent/camper/swag would be nice as well, together with a description of your experience there.
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