Thompson Falls Montana Campgrounds – Glacier Country

Thompson Falls Montana Campgrounds

Don’t forget your camera!  The Thompson Falls area is a scenic beauty featuring old growth forests, wildflower meadows, waterfalls, mountain lakes, creeks, and rivers.   It’s also a prime locale for viewing wildlife such as deer, elk, moose, bears, big horn sheep, mountain goats, and a wide variety of birds.  

Thompson Falls is more than just lovely to look at, though.  It’s also a treat for those who are interested in the active recreational life.   You’ll find a never ending source of activities available as you explore this natural wonderland.  Whether your interests run to fishing, boating, hiking, biking, snowmobiling, skiing, or taking off on your 4 x 4; this region won’t disappoint. 

Interested in getting in touch with nature?  The area has a wide variety of hiking trails.  The Cube Iron Mountain Loop is ideal for beginning backpackers, families, or day hikers.  It offers several hikes with different length options.  Cabin Lake Trail offers a variety of trails, usually about 5 miles long.   If you’re an experienced hiker looking for a challenge and the quiet solitude of an alpine lake; check out the Deer Lake Trail.  The hike is only 3.5 miles, but the elevation gains make it a real workout. 

Mountain bikers should be sure to check out the Route of the Hiawatha Trail.  This trail is considered the “crown jewel” of the rail-to-trail mountain biking trails in the U.S.  The views alone are guaranteed to take your breath away! 

If you’re looking for a scenic photo op with minimal effort, take a drive up to the Cougar Peak Lookout.  This 1930s forest lookout offers a spectacular view of the Couer d’ Alene and Cabinet mountains and the river valley.  It’s not elevated, like many other lookouts, so it is much safer for children and those with physical limitations.  

After spending a busy day recreating, your thoughts might turn to creature comforts.  Stroll through downtown Thompson Falls to check out the local shops, art galleries, antique stores, and restaurants. If you’re still looking for some physical activity, play a few rounds of golf at the beautiful Thompson Falls golf course.  

A vacation should be more than just a trip, it should be an adventure that you’ll always remember.  Make your plans to make some memories at Thompson Falls today. 

Local Attractions in Thompson Falls, Montana

Historic Old Jail Museum (open Mother’s Day to Labor Day)

Wild Goose Landing Park (picnic area, boating, swimming)

Thompson Falls PP & L Dam

Thompson Falls Reservoir and Noxon Reservoir  (boating, fishing, water skiing, swimming, floating)

Clark Fork River (featuring miles of navigable water)

Thompson Falls Golf Course (9 holes, clubhouse, restaurant)

Events in Thompson Falls, Montana

Flat Iron Quilt Show (April)

Heritage Days (May)

Homesteader Days (June)

Rose and Perennial Garden Show (June)

David Thompson Days (July)

Annual Montana Baroque Music Festival (July)

Big Sky Blues Festival  (August)

Annual Huckleberry Festival (August)

Trout Creek Regatta  (August)

Sanders County Christmas Bazaar (December)

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