Hungry Horse Dam can be found on the South Fork of Flathead River, just 15 miles south of Glacier National Park’s west entrance and 20 miles northeast of Kalispell in Montana.
The dam site is located in a narrow, deep canyon five miles southeast of the South Fork’s confluence to the main Flathead River. Flathead County, Flathead National Forest is where you will find the Hungry horse Dam Project.
The project includes the Hungary Horse Dam, appurtenant, and reservoir work, powerplant, reservoir, switchyard, powerplant, powerplant, switchyard, and viewpoint shelter overlook. The dam was the fourth-largest concrete dam and fourth-highest concrete dam in the world at the time it was completed.
Hungry Horse is an important part of flood control and recreation in Flathead County. It also helps meet the increasing power demands in the Pacific Northwest.
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The Great Northern hike takes you through the woods and along goat trails for 8 miles. This hike will involve you being fit and healthy. However, the views are breathtaking.
You can park your car at the visitor center, and then set off on a hike across the dam. You can see where industry meets wildlife and decide which one is more impressive, the majestic mountains above the dam or the splendor of the Dam itself.
The Hungry Horse Dam Reservoir is a great place to fish for trout This also offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. From May through November, cutthroat and whitefish fishing are most important.
The lake can be accessed from many boat ramps at the Hungry Horse Dam Reservoir. You can also boat into several campgrounds around the reservoir. Try launching from the Abbot Bay ramp on the east side of the lake if the water level is low. Lost Johnny Point, on the west side has a long ramp that can be used for low water.
The Hungry horse Dam is a 564-foot-tall dam that retains the water from the Hungry Hare Reservoir. It was once a vibrant valley. Many locals love to swim in the bays, despite the cold water.