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Echo Lake Café | Bigfork, Montana

Food or Drink, Restaurant

Echo Lake Café serves wholesome food with exceptional views of the Swan Mountain Range, in NW Montana. Established in the 1960s, the cafe has remained the heartbeat of the community and a favorite spot to stop before exploring the Jewel Basin and Swan Valley for locals and visitors.

Echo Lake Cafe

Driving Directions

From Bigfork, MT to Echo Lake Cafe (approx. 10 minute drive)

Take Commerce St to MT-35 W, Drive to MT-83 S, Echo Lake Cafe will be on the right side of road

Join the Swan Rangers here for breakfast before the hiking club’s Saturday outings by boot, snowshoe, or ski. The Swan Rangers hiking club meets at the Café every Saturday morning for breakfast and a partial day outing of hiking, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing in the nearby Swan Range. The outings are documented along with photos and educational information about the Swan Range at

This collaboration between business and recreation is aimed to foster an appreciation of nature and a commitment to its long-term stewardship.

Here are the year-round Saturday meeting times for the Swan Rangers:

May 1 - October 31: 7:30 Breakfast and 8:30 Departure November 1 - April 30: 8:30 Breakfast and 9:30 Departure


6:30 am - 2:30 pm, 7 days a week

Seasons and Months Open

Year round

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