Yellow Bay State Park

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Yellow Bay State Park


(406) 752-5501

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Yellow Bay is in the heart of the famous Montana sweet cherry orchards. Cherry blossoms color the hillsides during spring. In the summer, cherries can be purchased at nearby roadside stands or U-Pick orchards. The park includes Yellow Bay Creek and a wide, gravelly beach. Among its attractions are boating, lake trout fishing, water skiing, bird watching, swimming, camping, and scuba diving. The park is 15 acres in size at an elevation of 2,907 feet. It offers five tent sites. There are both flush and vault toilets, a group day-use area, grills/fire rings, picnic tables, trash cans, and drinking water. No open fires are allowed and there is a seven day camping limit during a 30 day period. A joint state/tribal fishing license is required at this site and it is day-use only from October through April.

Map of Yellow Bay (MT)

Latitude, Longitude: 47.878880, -114.031820



  • Boating

    Boating is popular on scenic Flathead Lake. This park provides access with a dock and concrete ramp. Motorized and non-motorized boats are permitted.

  • Bicycling

    Explore the park by bike on roads and designated trails.

  • Camping

    Tents sites are available from May through September.

  • Fishing

    Flatwater Lake provides ample opportunities for fishing. A joint state/tribal fishing license is required at this site.

  • Picnicking

    A sheltered picnic area provides tables and grills.

  • Water Sports

    Swimming, boating, and fishing are popular activities on Flathead Lake.


The park is day-use only from October through April.



15 miles north of Polson on Montana 35.

Phone Numbers


(406) 752-5501