Off the beaten path, the village of Swan Lake is nestled along scenic Highway 83 at the southern tip of its namesake, Swan Lake. A vibrant timber camp in the early 1900's, this seemingly sleepy little village is now famous as a getaway destination for exceptional lake and stream fishing, hiking, bird watching and backcountry Nordic skiing in the Swan and Mission Mountain ranges. Village businesses provide all services for visitors including fine and casual dining, accommodations, gas and grocery services. Swan Lake is situated on Glacier Country Recreation Trail, a year-round pedestrian trail extending between the resort town of Bigfork and Seeley Lake.
The Swan Lake Nordic Trail System consists of 50 miles of mapped backcountry trails for the beginner and experienced Nordic skier and shoeshoer. You can pick up maps at Laughing Horse Lodge. Also be sure to visit Swan River Wildlife Refuge, which is located at the south end of Swan Lake. This refuge is home to nesting Sandhill cranes, osprey, bald eagles, Canada goose, and a myriad of duck species as well as the elusive Black Tern.
Swan Lake is located in northwestern area of Montana, on the east side of Flathead Lake.