Les Mason State Park
Les Mason State Park is a great day-use spot! With 585 feet of sand and gravel lakeshore, Les Mason is perfect for swimming, cross-country skiing, and picnicking.
Les Mason State Park is the only state park on the east shore of Whitefish Lake. The 585 feet shoreline of sand and gravel beaches and clear blue water are perfect for swimming in the summers.
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Dogs are only allowed in specifically marked areas of the park and a limited portion of the beach. Dog waste cleanup is very important to stop contamination of the lake.
While this park doesn't have the campgrounds and developed facilities that Whitefish Lake and other State Parks in the area have, it is quiet and serene most of the year with beautiful views of the surrounding mountains on a clear day.
A seasonal swimming dock is anchored just offshore in the summer months.
Spend a day on the lake and rent a kayak or canoe from Sea Me Paddle in at Whitefish Lake State Park during the summer
Visit downtown Whitefish for shopping, dining, and nightlife
Check out the local wildlife, including great birdwatching!
Although there is only a non-motorized boat launch at Les Mason, you can still get out on the water!
Sea Me Paddle Kayaking Tours, Inc., the concessionaire at Whitefish Lake State Park and Les Mason State Park, offers rental equipment, including stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, and pedal boats.
Looking to bring your canine friend along? There is a designated dog swimming area for your furry friend to enjoy!
Be sure to stick around for sunset! The park is in a perfect position to catch great views as the sun sinks into the mountains across the lake.
While Les Mason State Park is open year-round, once the gates are closed for the winter you’ll find you’ll only be able to travel into the park via foot or skis.
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Gates Open Until November 30, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Gates Closed, Walk-In Only, December 1 - April 26
2650 E. Lake Shore Drive Whitefish, MT 59937