Bigfork is located in the Flathead Valley of Northwest Montana and is on the shores of Flathead Lake, the largest natural - freshwater lake west of the Mississippi. Surrounded by the Northern Rockies and the pristine lake, it truly is the perfect setting for fishing, boating and all varieties of water recreation. The Swan River meanders through the artsy town and empties sparkling mountain water into the Lake. In the springtime each year, the town hosts a kayak competition on the Swan River, also known by locals as the "Wild Mile," because of its turbulent waters.
The town of Bigfork is a picturesque and charming place. World class art galleries, fine restaurants, a 27-hole golf course, live theatre and unique shops can all be found within a quaint Western setting. Located near by, Glacier National Park, the Bob Marshall and the Swan Wilderness areas are full of wildlife and offer endless recreational opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. Chosen as "One of the 50 Great Towns of the West" and designated as "One of the 100 Best Small Art Towns of the Nation," it is a great travelers find.