The three forks of the Flathead River run through Northwest Montana like veins. They thread through nearly 400 miles of wild country before pouring their glacial waters into Flathead Lake, the heart of this region’s watershed. Take your pick of Kalispell property for sale overlooking this beautiful river.
** This story is from our newest issue of Pure Montana magazine. Read more here. **
The South and Middle Forks originate so deep in the Bob Marshall and Great Bear Wilderness areas that a day’s walk or more is required to reach their sources—but they represent some of Northwest Montana’s finest river miles. The North Fork drops down from Canada, forming the western boundary of Glacier National Park, and its scenic splendor is easily accessible by vehicle. More than 200 of these free-flowing Flathead river miles enjoy the formal protections of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act, which Congress signed into law fifty years ago. This noteworthy legislation, inked in the fall of 1968, cemented the United States’ dedication to the preservation of certain rivers with outstanding natural, cultural, and recreational values. Plant and animal life flourishes along the river’s banks. Visitors to the Flathead from across the world gravitate toward these cool, clear waters, where there are so many opportunities to recreate. And many homeowners overlook the river from a perch, witnessing the never-ending passage of wild water from the rugged, faraway interior of Northwest Montana.
If you’re interested in Kalispell property for sale that’s on or near the river, call our local office today! Or browse Kalispell real estate online. You might also consider property in Bigfork—where the river meets the lake. Browse Bigfork real estate online today.
PHOTO: Kalispell property for sale alongside Flathead River, featuring 845 Lower Valley Road. For more information, contact David Fetveit at (406) 249-1764.