Les Mason State Park


Ideal Whitefish Lake swimming spot with an anchored wood 'raft', great for big jumps as well as mid-swim rests, and a cobblestone beach.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Montana attractions

1. City Beach Park

2.99 MILES

Glued to the southern shore of Whitefish Lake, this busy sandy stretch is where the whole town comes to date and debate in the summer months. The swimming…

2. Stumptown Historical Society Museum

3.49 MILES

Whitefish’s fine old tudor revival Great Northern Railway Depot, built in the 1920s, doubles as a history museum displaying train memorabilia and…

3. Apgar Village

18.02 MILES

Supporting little more than a couple of lodges, a gift shop or two, a recommended outdoor gear outfitter and a restaurant with an adjoining window for ice…

4. Apgar Visitor Center

18.19 MILES

This LEED–certified center with a large parking lot and free wi-fi signal is 1½ miles north of West Glacier at the west end of Going-to-the-Sun Rd. Catch…

5. Lake McDonald Valley

24.39 MILES

Greener and wetter than the St Mary Valley, the Lake McDonald Valley harbors the park’s largest lake and some of its densest and oldest temperate…

6. Lake McDonald Lodge

25.16 MILES

On the northeastern shore of the lake, this rustic lodge, first built in 1895 as the Glacier Hotel, is the park’s oldest hotel. Replaced by a newer Swiss…