4331 Ashley Lake Rd Kalispell, MT 59901
Located 12 miles east of Kalispell, Lake Blaine is a Montana treasure located at the foot of the Swan Mountain Range. The elevation of Lake Blaine is just under 3-thousand feet with 382 acres to enjoy! The Jewel Basin is nearby and a great experience for hiking and fishing. The whole area is full of great outdoor experiences in the summer or winter.
Often just called Bitterroot Lake, Little Bitterroot Lake, is located on 2,969.8 acres with a length of 11.4 miles of shore length. The average depth is 114 feet. To many in this area, this lake is known for its lunker trout. The area is 95% private ownership. The lake is north off Hwy. 2, just west of Kalispell about 20 miles and 70 miles to Libby. The small community of Marion, Montana is where you turn to the north to reach the lake. There is a small dam that lets water out to form the Little Bitterroot river not to be confused with the Bitterrroot River in Ravalli County south of Missoula.
A Kalispell real estate agent is putting more than $1,000 toward the monitoring of Flathead Lake.
Owner of Flathead Lake Land & Home, Dusty Dzizia, has been putting aside a percentage of her commission from property sales to go to UM’s Flathead Lake Biological Station. The station monitors cleanliness of the lake, which she said is crucial to selling real estate in the area … (source)
Bitterroot Lake is actually Little Bitterroot Lake, but is more commonly referred to simply as Bitterroot Lake.
The lake is located approximately 35 minutes west of Kalispell. Much of the access is by paved roads.
The lake is 2941 acres in size with a maximum recorded depth of 246 feet.
The water quality is very good. Water monitoring conducted from 1999 through 2012 has indicated that nutrient concentrations of nitrogen and phosphorus have generally been decreasing. Here is a link to the results of a 2012 water quality study: http://littlebitterrootlakeassoc.org/media/1a6fb4afbad5df88ffff8472ffffe415.pdf
Boating traffic activity can be considered moderate to light according to Western Montana standards. You won’t be fighting boating crowds on Montana’s Bitterroot Lake.
Real estate buyers should consider Bitterroot Lake if they are looking for a more affordable lake front property.
Bitterroot Lake is an excellent fishery. It is one of Northwest Montana’s better lakes for Kokanee Salmon fishing as well as fishing for big Rainbow Trout.
Bitterroot Lake in Northwest Montana is an excellent option for the waterfront real estate buyer that wants a quieter lake with perhaps a more private and spacious lot. It’s one of my favorites.
To our knowledge, Flathead Lake Land & Home is the only waterfront-exclusive real estate brokerage in Northwest Montana.
The vast majority of our waterfront real estate business is conducted on Flathead Lake. However, Flathead and Northwest Montana is blessed with an abundance of water that includes other lakes that are popular with people looking for waterfront real estate in Montana.
Swan Lake, Lake Blaine, Echo Lake, Bitterroot Lake, Ashley Lake, Whitefish Lake, Lake Mary Ronan and others may fit your real estate needs.
Of course, Flathead Lake is considered the “Crown Jewell” of Montana waterfront real estate purchases but I always encourage people looking for waterfront property in Montana to consider our other lakes too.
Many people will consider nothing but Flathead Lake real estate but for others, that perfect getaway may be found on Ashley Lake or Bitterroot Lake in Northwest Montana.
Each of the lakes has its own special character and it is always fun to match that character with a client’s real estate needs.
At 2,160 acres, Wild Horse Island on Flathead Lake is the largest island in a freshwater lake west of Minnesota.
It is said that the Pend d’Oreille tribe first kept horses for safekeeping from rival tribes. In 1854, the first Westerner to record seeing the island reported it contained a herd of nearly 70 horses.
Today, a much smaller herd exists on Wildhorse Island. The State Parks management plan allows for up to five wild horses to remain on the island.
Flathead Lake lost an iconic resident last winter. A gelding that had lived on the “Big Island” of Flathead Lake for over 30 years passed away. For the previous few prior winters, people familiar with Flathead Lake’s oldest wild horse would bet that the old gelding would not make it through another winter. Year after year he would surprise them when he would be spotted in the spring.
Wildhorse Island is one of my favorite places on Flathead Lake. I have some amazing videos of huge mule deer bucks, bighorn sheep and of course, wild horses that I have taken on the island. One year I found an old skull of a wild horse that had passed away.
There are six designated landing spots situated around the lake. Skeeko Bay has public restrooms. Here is a link to a map of the island: http://fwp.mt.gov/export/gisResources/visitMaps/parks/1558.pdf
Put a trip to Wildhorse Island on Flathead Lake on your Flathead Lake travel agenda.
Rustic 1488 SF cabin with high end finishes situated on the shores of Ashley Lake’s pristine emerald green waters. This two bedroom cabin includes a finished loft, great room, and spacious family room.
Cabin was gutted and completely updated with circle saw wood floors, custom cabinets, granite counter tops, and stone fireplace. Relax on the no maintenance decks while enjoying beautiful lake and mountain views!
Listed for only $595,000.
Now is your chance to own this beautiful Ashley Lake cabin on 100 feet of lake shore.
MLS # 338020 $1,280,000
Come enjoy Flathead Lake! 115 ft of level, pebble beach frontage in a protected bay with beautiful mountain views. Over 4000 sq foot ranch style home with a daylight walkout basement boasting an open floor plan, beautiful wood beam accents, cascading wall of windows, master suite, 2 stone fireplaces, & an expansive deck overlooking Flathead Lake. Treed, 1.18 acres with dock, boat slip, & lift!