Over the past decade, the Sliter family and the Montana State Parks Foundation have been working together to conserve and create public access at their property east of Somers, encompassing almost a half-mile of Flathead Lake shoreline.

This rare property has an expansive sandy beach at low lake levels, and at higher lake levels, its shallow waters provide a safe area for families to swim and recreate.

It also has impressive beauty with views of the Swan Mountains and miles of undeveloped shoreline.

Montana’s newest state park has been proposed for this spectacular site.

The Montana Legislature will meet today April 29th to finally approve House Bill 5, which provides the authority needed for Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks to acquire Somers Beach.

This acquisition, due to be signed by the Governor any day now, will make Somers Beach our newest State Park!

And, with this approval, The Sliter family has generously committed a $125,000 matching challenge to raise needed funding for long-term operations and maintenance of the site as a State Park.


The Somers Beach State Park project needs people like you; passionate and solution-oriented people willing to be a part of positive change.

Without your help, this new state park will face challenges securing the funds to guarantee sustainable operations.

It's up to us as Montanans and State Parks lovers to help secure access to our existing and new state parks' public lands and operations.