Weekly Parks Showcase Kicks Off with Wayfarers State Park2 min read

This week kicks off the start of our weekly showcase where we will introduce you to one of Montana’s 55 state parks. Whether it’s your first introduction or a re-introduction, you’re sure to learn more about Montana’s unique outdoor recreation culture and spectacular natural assets.

Located on the northeast shore of Flathead Lake near Bigfork, you’ll find Wayfarers State Park. This park, while small, has so much to offer.

Did you know?

While close enough to Bigfork to walk, the mature mixed forest of Wayfarers makes it a great place for camping and picnicking.

✅ Take a nature walk on the many walking paths along the rocky lakeshore.
✅ Fancy yourself a budding photographer? The cliffs near Wayfarers offer spectacular points for pictures!
✅ Use the boat launch and spend a day boating on the lake.
✅ The shoreline provides a great space for beachgoers.
✅ Spend the day kayaking, canoeing, or paddleboarding.
✅ Keep your eyes open for some of the many bird species that live around the lake.
✅ Plus so much more!

Wayfarers have 30 campsites, seven of which are walk-in, tent-only sites. Don’t forget to be sure your RV/trailer is no more than 40 feet.

One hike-bike campsite with nine tent pads, ideal for cyclists traveling along the Continental Divide route.


Starting in spring and into the late fall, Wayfarers is full of wildflowers.

The best part of Wayfarers State Park?

Its location along the northeastern part of Flathead Lake makes it one of the ideal places to watch the sunset over the lake and sink behind the mountains.

Let’s get outside!

Wayfarers State Park Quick Facts

Open Year-Round

8600 Mt. Hwy 35
Bigfork, MT 59911

Open April to October

Additional Information
Water & Shower House Available
May To September

Day Use Area Open Year-Round

  • 67 Acres

  • ADA Accessible

  • Pets Allowed

  • Water

  • Toilets (Flush & Vault)

  • Boat Launch and Dock

  • RV Dump Station

  • Firewood for Sale

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