Whitefish Lake State Park

This small ten acre park on the outskirts of Whitefish offers a mature forest and a pleasant campground and beach. Boating, swimming, water skiing and fishing are popular activities. Located near the Great Divide cycling route the State Park has created several hike-bike campsites for touring cyclists.

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Latitude: 48.425611 Longitude: -114.371025 Elevation: 3011 ft
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Number of Camp Sites


Campground Style


Maximum Campsite Spur Length

35 foot combined limit on trailers/RVs

Facilities Available

Drinking water, garbage cans, showers, flush toilets, picnic site. Handicapped accessible.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO- Prevent Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species

Whitefish Lake Aquatic Invasive Species Management Program
There are two public boat launch locations on Whitefish Lake; City Beach Boat Launch and at Whitefish Lake State Park. To access the Whitefish Lake State Park, take Highway 93 west out of town towards Eureka. Take a right on State Park Road after the golf course. Follow this road over the railroad tracks. The park entrance will be on your left.

Watercraft Inspection and Decontamination 
As of spring 2017, it is mandatory to have all motorized and non-motorized watercraft inspected prior to launching in Whitefish Lake. High risk watercraft must also be decontaminated (Section 13-5-3 of the Whitefish City Code). Whitefish City Beach Watercraft Inspection Station Hours:

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Whitefish City Beach Watercraft Inspection Station Hours
5:00 AM – 9:00 PM August
6:00 AM – 9:00 PM September 1-30

Whitefish Lake State Park Watercraft Inspection Station Hours
7:00 AM – 10:00 PM May – September 30
*Whitefish Lake launches now gated. Inspection before launch required. All watercraft off-season (October 1 –April 30) boat inspections will need to have an online certification (see website for more information).

Whitefish Decontamination Station Hours
Located at Whitefish Marine & Powersports (6191 U.S. Hwy 93 just north of JP Road)
9:00 AM – 8:00 PM June 16 – August 15
5:00 AM – 9:00 PM August 16 – September 30
*Decontamination must be performed prior to launching in Whitefish Lake—whether or not you have been inspected at another inspection station—on all the following watercraft:

  • with ballast tanks or bags
  • that have been in a mussel infested waterway in the last 30 days
  • with standing water
  • that inspectors deem are too dirty to inspect

 City of Whitefish/Whitefish Lake Institute: http://whitefishlake.org/AIS_Mgmt_Pgm.php

Nightly Fee

$5.00 day use fee, $15 camping fee

Maximum Length of Stay Allowed

7 days

Driving Directions from Nearest Town or Landmark

HIghway 93 to Whitefish. Park is located one mile west of town. Turn onto State Park Road for one mile.

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