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MONTANA SWIMMING HOLES
(9 PLACES)
UPDATED 10/2014


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GIGANTIC WARM SPRINGS
(GIGA)

NO PHOTOS walden's pondA Family-Friendly
Walden's Pond
TOWNS LEWISTON, DENTON, BROOKS
LAT, LON lat=47.22050 lon=-109.46983(source: map) (accuracy: approximate)
LINK TO GOOGLE MAP
STATE MT
WATER Warm Springs
TYPE Family owned, huge warm spring swimming area.
DESCRIPTION Gigantic Warm Spring is said to have the highest flow volume of any warm spring in the world. It is a constant 68 degrees and gets to 14 feet deep with very clear water. It is not unusual for 200 people to swim here on a summer weekend day. It is on a privately owned ranch and there is a small entrance fee.
AREA None
SANCTION Official
FEE Yes, about $3.00 in 2012
FACILITIES Toilets, picnic tables
ACTIVITIES Swimming, picnicking, volleyball
PHONE Unknown
CAMPING None at site.
BATHING SUITS Required
DIRECTIONS From Lewiston, go 9.5 miles north on RT 191 to Brooks then west (left) on RT 81 about 5 miles then right on Warm Springs Lane (see sign on RT 81).
CONFIDENCE Very confident
VERIFIED No
DATE UPDATED 1/2013



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GLACIER N. P. AREA
[3 PLACES]
(GLAC)

NO PHOTO
TOWNS MISSOULA, KALISPELL
LAT, LON lat=48.6203, lon=-113.8732(source: DeLorme) (accuracy: general area)
LINK TO GOOGLE MAP
STATE MT
WATER Lake McDonald, McDonald Creek
TYPE Lake/Creek
DESCRIPTION Several swimming places along the famous "Going-to-the-Sun" road in Glacier N.P.. Some in a lake, some in a stream. Cold water most of the summer. See DIRECTIONS below for details. For a map: Glacier N. P.- click on "map".
AREA Glacier N. P.
SANCTION Unofficial
FEE Fee to enter park
FACILITIES None
ACTIVITIES Jumping, Swimming
PHONE None
CAMPING Unknown
BATHING SUITS Customary
DIRECTIONS "Going-to-the-Sun" road goes entirely across Glacier, from the west to the east entrance. This report from an avid swimming holes fan: Beginning from the west end and going east, the beginning/lower section of this road begins by following the shore Lake. McDonald. There are several spots along the lake with pull-outs and pebble beaches that are very nice for swimming. After the road leaves the lake (still going east), it starts ascending. For several miles, it parallels a stream (McDonald Creek). Again, there are numerous pullouts because there are many fantastic views. Several of those pullouts have excellent swimming areas. Only caveat is the cold water. We were there in mid August and our kids (and their parents) loved it. After the "top," the road begins descending. At some point, it crosses a small bridge, with a waterfall & hiking trail also crossing the road. There are pullouts on both sides of the road there. We hiked downstream to a waterfall (no swimming there). The trail then continued to a relatively remote lake where we also found very nice swimming."
CONFIDENCE Very confident
VERIFIED No
DATE UPDATED 6/24/2007



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GREAT FALLS AREA
[3 PLACES]
(GREA)

NO PHOTOS
TOWNS GREAT FALLS
STATE MT
WATER Varies - see below
TYPE Varies - see below
DESCRIPTION Swimming holes in Great Falls and nearby. See DIRECTIONS below for details.
AREA Varies - see below.
SANCTION Unofficial
FEE None
FACILITIES Unknown
ACTIVITIES Swimming
PHONE Varies - see below
CAMPING Primitive camping at Sluice Boxes S. P.
BATHING SUITS Unknown
DIRECTIONS From Great Falls:

BROADWATER BAY [BROA]: Popular swimming place in the Missouri River in Great Falls - with a beach and a dock. From downtown, take River Drive south to where the Applebee's restaurant is. Broadwater Bay is across the street from Applebee's. LAT, LON :lat=47.49336, lon=-111.31200(source: DeLorme) (accuracy:general area). LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. Pretty confident. Not verified. Updated 11/17/2007.

WHITE BEAR ISLAND [WHIT]: Another swimming place in the Missouri River in Great Falls. Continue south on River Drive to 4250 Lower River Road in Great Falls. LAT, LON :lat=47.49336, lon=-111.31200(source: DeLorme) (accuracy:general area). LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. Pretty confident. Not verified. Updated 11/17/2007.

SLUICE BOXES S. P."[SLUI]: South of Great Falls, Belt Creek goes through a canyon where it is paralleled by a trail that follows an abandoned rail track. There is great scenery and many swimming places along this trail. NOTE: The trail requires crossing the creek numerous times with no bridges, passable only during the dry season, about mid-July through September. WEB SITE . PHONE: 406-454-5840. Lat=47.19211, lon=-110.94125(source: DeLorme) (accuracy:exact) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. To get here: From Great Falls, take RT 87 southeast to Armington then RT 89 south for 15 miles until you see a sign marked "Sluice Boxes State Park." Take a right at the sign and west over a bridge until you see a parking lot on your left. There are many places to swim, including at the bridge and along the trail.

Another approach to the Sluice Boxes is via the Primitive State Park - instead of turning off into the lower state park continue on the road a couple of miles until you see a parking area on your left and a sign for Primitive State Park. From the parking area follow the pretty steep path for about a mile and it will go down to a swimming area. The primitive state park has high cliffs, a middle level cliff, a nice beach, and a large swimming hole. Pretty confident. Not verified. Updated 11/17/2007. CONFIDENCE
Pretty confident
VERIFIED No
DATE UPDATED 11/17/2007



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MILL CREEK FALLS
(MILC)

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TOWNS MISSOULA, HAMILTON
LAT, LON (trailhead) lat=46.31060, lon=-114.22172 (source: DeLorme) (accuracy:approximate)
LINK TO GOOGLE MAP
STATE MT
WATER Mill Creek
TYPE Creek/Falls
DESCRIPTION Hike to several small falls and swimming places along a canyon trail. Mill Creek is a continuous display of cascades, falls and pools. The Mill Creek Trail follows the creek with canyon walls high above. At the 3 mile point, there is a 60 foot waterfall and swimming hole at the bottom. Other swimming places along the trail.
AREA Bitterroot N. F.
SANCTION Unofficial
FEE None
FACILITIES Unknown
ACTIVITIES Swimming, hiking
PHONE None
CAMPING Camping nearby in N.F.
BATHING SUITS Optional
DIRECTIONS To get here from Missoula, go south about 45 miles on RT 93 (through Lolo, before Hamilton) and turn right on Dutch Hill Rd.. Turn Left on Bowman Rd. Take the 2nd right onto Mill Creek Trail Rd. and proceed to the trailhead.
CONFIDENCE Pretty confident
VERIFIED No
DATE UPDATED 1/2013



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YAAK FALLS CAMPGROUND
(YAAK)

NO PHOTO
TOWNS COUER D'ALENE (ID), KALISPELL (MT), TROY
LAT, LON lat=48.6414, lon=-115.8891(source: DeLorme) (accuracy:approximate)
LINK TO GOOGLE MAP
STATE MT
WATER Yaak River
TYPE River
DESCRIPTION National Forest campground with nice swimming hole in river.
AREA Kootenai National Forest
SANCTION Unofficial
FEE Unknown
FACILITIES Toilets
ACTIVITIES Swimming
PHONE Unknown
CAMPING At site, small campground, 7 sites
BATHING SUITS Unknown
DIRECTIONS From Kalispell (in northern MT) take RT 2 west through Libby and Troy. From Troy, continue west on RT 2 for approximately 10 miles to the junction with RT 508 (approximately 4 miles from the Montana/Idaho border). Turn right here and follow for 6 miles to the campground. The swimming hole is near the campground.
CONFIDENCE Pretty confident
VERIFIED No
DATE UPDATED 11/29/2007


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