What makes Missoula such a wonderful vacation destination is that it is vibrant, hip and trendy, while still maintaining serene natural beauty that is nothing short of rejuevenating for the busy soul. There is absolutely no shortage of adventures to be had under the expansive “Big Sky Country” of western Montana. The warm summer weather gets us outside early and keeps us outside until late in the evening hours, but perhaps a favorite thing to do in Missoula in the summer is to keep cool with the variety of exciting water activities found here. Book your stay at our beautiful Bed and Breakfast Inn this summer, and find the best ways to beat the heat in beautiful Missoula.
Missoula’s Top Water Activities
There’s no doubt that these summer days have been extremely hot, and it doesn’t look to be changing anytime soon. Fortunately, Missoula is home to some truly wonderful opportunities to enjoy the water and stay cool. It’s easy to combine your love of nature and water in Missoula at one of the many pristine lakes in the area. Locally, a favorite summer swimming spot is Seeley Lake, but other local lakes include Salmon Lake, Placid Lake, and Georgetown Lake. All are popular spots for swimming, fishing, and boating, with Georgetown lake being a popular Windsurfing destination. Farther afield, you’ll find the crystal clear waters of Flathead Lake, which is not only stunningly beautiful, but is also the largest natural lake in the western US. It’s not only a great place to swim and enjoy the scenic beauty of Montana, but it’s also a wonderful place to enjoy other fun water activities, such as fishing and boating. There are 13 public-access points along the shores of Flathead Lake.In 2012, Missoula was named the “Best River Town” by Outdoor Magazine, as it also happens to be located at the confluence of three major rivers; the Clark Fork River, Bitterroot River, and Blackfoot River. With all of these fast-moving river waters located so nearby, there are plenty of places in the area to cool off with a little adrenaline-pumping fun on the rivers. Favorite water activities include kayaking, river surfing, rafting, and tubing. If you’d rather cool off in more conventional ways, Missoula is home to the popular Splash Montana water park as well. Here, you’ll find an entire days worth of fun at this water park, which features 3 water slides, spray features, a lazy river, and an olympic sized pool. No matter how you like to spend your days, there are plenty of ways to keep cool with exciting water activities in Missoula, Montana. Book your room at our gorgeous Bed and Breakfast today, and enjoy a beautiful summer getaway in Missoula.