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Hungry Horse Reservoir | Hungry Horse, Montana

Outdoor Adventures, Canoe or Flatwater Kayaking Area
Hungry Horse Reservoir

There are endless possibilities for stand up paddle boards, kayaks, and canoes on this very large body of water. Campsites range from developed (launch ramps, restrooms, fire rings, camp host) to completely rustic and off the beaten path. Simply enjoy paddling from your campsite, or plan for a longer journey, gear up, and head out for one of the several islands on the reservoir which allow camping.

Islands with Designated Campsites

  • Fire Island
  • Elk Island

Best Access Points

Access the Hungry Horse Reservoir Scenic Loop via Hungry Horse Dam (via NF-895) or Martin City (via East Side Rd). The entire loop is approximately 120 miles.

There are 10 boat ramps that can be accessed from the east and west side of Hungry Horse Reservoir.

East Side Access Points:

  • Abbot Bay
  • Canyon Creek
  • RiversideLion Hill Gorge
  • Painted Turtle
  • Goose Head
  • Emery Bay
  • Murray Bay

West Side Access Points:

  • Doris Point
  • Lost Johnny Point
  • Lid Creek