Fishing At Swan Lake
AKA: Swan River Reservoir
What to fish for...
Fishing for rainbow trout, brook trout, cutthroat trout, lake trout, pumpkinseed sunfish, yellow perch, kokanee salmon and northern pike at Swan Lake in Montana.
The scenic views alone make a trip to Swan Lake worthwhile. But that's just the beginning of the adventure. Boating, camping and fishing are all great here at this 3,270-acre lake in the northwest part of the state, 25 miles southeast of Kalispell. Anglers who enjoy fishing from the bank will find plenty of spots along 20 miles of shoreline to wet a line. There are two boat launch ramps. One is a conventional boat landing for motorized boats and the other is a launch area for non-motorized boats for portage of canoes, kayaks and portables. Trophy size northern pike, kokanee salmon and several species of trout get most of the attention here, but yellow perch and sunfish also reside here in good numbers.
Primary fish species residing in Swan Lake
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Swan Lake Amenities
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Swan Lake Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, off State Route 83, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
Swan Lake Public Non-motorized Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, off Bosworth Lane, this is a portage area with a dock and street parking.
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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Swan Lake Trading Post Campground - 406 272-3500
Swan Lake Campground - 406 886-2266
Swan Lake Boat Ramp Campground - 406 837-7500
Swan Lakers Campground - 406 837-4511
Swan Lake MT Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Swan Lake Boat Ramp
Swan Lake, MT 59901
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Swan Lake in MT
General Fishing Info
Fishing for pike, kokanee salmon and trout in northwest MT.