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Polebridge, Montana

Community, Appealing Downtown Area

Off-the-grid and a long haul from asphalt, Polebridge shows you a favorite haunt of the backcountry set and a little-used portal to Glacier National Park. Taste Polebridge Mercantile’s hefty sandwiches on freshly baked bread, and sample cold brew and feast on dinner at the Northern Lights Saloon. Enjoy live music at the Northern Lights Saloon under the big sky and rest your head in one of the area's bed & breakfasts, private cabins, Forest Service rental cabins or pitch a tent across the North Fork of the Flathead River, at Glacier National Park's Bowman or Kintla Lakes or one of several Forest Service Campgrounds (between Columbia Falls & Polebridge).

Polebridge Fourth of July Parade – Sheena Pate

Community Highlights

Annual Events


Scenic Routes

  • Red Meadow Rd (Drive from Columbia Falls to Polebridge to Whitefish via Red Meadow Pass)
  • Polebridge to Canada Border via N. Fork Rd.
  • Polebridge to Bowman Lake via Pacific NW Trail Rd.
  • Polebridge to Kintla Lake via Kintla Rd.
  • Inside North Fork Road- Bicycle Friendly

General Store


Polebridge is located in some of the wildest country in the lower 48. Practice Leave No Trace and be bear aware (bear spray is recommended).

Know Before You Go

Glacier National Park
Some motorized use – non-motorized watercraft use permitted with inspection as per GNP requirements
Glacier National Park:

Kalispell Region 1 FWP Office (Meridian Ave) Watercraft Inspection Station *Check website for seasonal hours
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday - Friday
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks:

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