Introducing... Lakeside, Montana

Real Estate Broker/Owner with 406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty RRE-BRO-LIC-75443

Lakeside is a small town of about 1,340 homes on the western shore of Flathead Lake. The town is a tourist destination due to the lake access, a town park, and proximity to Blacktail Mountain, Glacier National Park, skiing, hiking and outdoor activities. There are restaurants and a grocery in town, as well as many others to choose from in nearby Kalispell and Bigfork.




Flathead Lake


Lakeside Montana

Lakeside is located on the western shore of Flathead Lake, a 30 mile long and nearly 15 mile wide lake. Flathead Lake is the largest lake in the western United States. It boasts 160 miles of shoreline, 200 square miles of water, and 300 feet of depth in some places. The Flathead River and Swan River feed the lake all year long.


There are many parks around the lake, as well as attractions such as the Dragon Boat Festival, Wild Horse Island, Wayfarers State Park and more.


Volunteer Park is located in the town of Lakeside and is open all year long. The park provides views of the Swan and Mission Mountain Ranges. During the summer, fishing, swimming and boating are available. The park has a beach, docks, bathrooms and pavilions. It can be located right in the center of town at 7225 US-93.


For information on the other Flathead Lake parks check out the Kalispell Montana community page.


Enjoying the Outdoors

Whenever someone mentions Montana, the first thing most people think of is the great outdoors. Montana is a treasure trove of outside activities including hiking, downhill skiing, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, skating, hunting, fishing, horseback riding, events, and more. Here are a few highlights:




In the town of Lakeside, there is a park located just south of town on Route 93. The Flathead Lake State Park West Shore Loop offers a few miles of relatively easy hiking. If you’d like to spend time near the water enjoying a non-strenuous walk, this is the place to go! There is also room for fishing and sunning.


In addition, the surrounding Flathead Valley has tons of hiking and climbing opportunities. Just a few examples are:


In the Swan Range, the Jewel Basin is a popular site for hikers. This area is just outside of Bigfork. The Jewel Basin includes over 15,000 acres, 35 miles of trails and 27 lakes. Motorized vehicles and horses are not allowed in the area.


Also in the Swan Range is Alpine Trail #7 which is a 54 mile-long trail that starts at Columbia Mountain, which is east of Columbia Falls. It passes through the Jewel Basin, and ends at Inspiration Point, a 7,552 summit which is located near the southern end of Flathead Lake.


In the Salish Mountains, there are more than 4,000 square miles of forests, hills and mountains. If you are interested in climbing, the Stone Hill Rock Climbing Area provides over 300 climbing routes. In terms of hiking, there are multiple hiking trails in the Salish Mountain Range. Trailheads are located at Ashley Peak, Lupine, Blacktail, Wild Bill, Elk Mountain and more. The best way to find trails in the Salish area is to purchase a Kootenai and East Half Kaniksu National Forests map.



This is just a sampling of information regarding the Lakeside area. For more information on Lakeside and the surrounding area and to see current Lakeside Montana Homes for Sale, please refer to the Lakeside MT Community page found here.


If you would any additional information, or would like assistance purchasing or selling a home in the Flathead Valley, please contact me at 406-270-3667 or via email at

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Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat

Licensed Broker, CBR®


Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp

P.O. Box 10458

Kalispell, MT 59904




406-270-3667 (MT)


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Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

What a beautiful area. I will have to put that on my bucket list. 

May 06, 2020 02:12 PM #2
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Kat - a nice introduction and a good overview for the town of Lakeside Montana.  The details you share of Flathead Lake make this an obvious choice those who love all aspects of water.  

May 06, 2020 02:25 PM #3
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Yes, Don Baker , there are several camping areas around the lake that allow both tents & campers.  There are also a lot of RV places around Kalispell and the Flathead.

That would be great, Sharon Lee . It's truly so pretty.

Yes, the lake is really great, Michael Jacobs . There are also a ton of rivers around for fly fishing, drift boats, etc.


May 06, 2020 03:43 PM #4
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

What a treasure! If you want to know where it's on the map, just at Kat Palmiotti - She knows the lay of the land and many unique square miles in Montana!

May 06, 2020 05:37 PM #5
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kat loved this introduction to Lake Side, if it was not so cold in the winter I would try to talk Diane into moving there:)Endre

May 06, 2020 11:06 PM #6
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Kat Palmiotti you're a natural.....  and for those who are thinking about a lake property, you're the one to call for Lakeside, Montana.... and I think I'll say it're a natural!!!

May 07, 2020 04:31 AM #7
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Thank you Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP ! Have you been there yet? If not, maybe your next trip!

Haha, Endre Barath, Jr. - I definitely can't do anything about the weather! But in the winter they have lots of activities also. Skijorning for one (I haven't seen / tried this one).

Good morning Barbara Todaro and thank you so much. What a wonderful comment!

May 07, 2020 04:53 AM #8
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Good morning, Kat... what a great introduction to Lakeside, Montana... it sounds like an idyllic place to call home.

May 07, 2020 05:02 AM #9
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Nina Hollander - Good morning! It's beautiful in the entire county!

May 07, 2020 05:06 AM #10
Peter den Boer
Atlanta Communities - Woodstock, GA
MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor

Absolutely beautiful area. That area is on my future travels bucket list. I have been to Montana, but it was years ago.

May 07, 2020 05:12 AM #11
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

Kat, Nice introduction to Lakeside and all it has to offer. Enjoying the outdoors must be so enjoyable in your new area!

May 07, 2020 05:50 AM #12
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Kat Palmiotti  - wow.  When can I come for a visit.  I am loving your area.  I understand why you are so excited about it.

May 07, 2020 07:02 AM #13
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kat Palmiotti - Great introduction to Lakeside. Just enough information to get me to give you a call!  Nice job. 

May 08, 2020 08:22 AM #14
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Peter den Boer - It's time for a revisit then!

It is, Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 - I'm having such fun exploring.

Grant Schneider - Oh my, you should definitely come visit. It's such a beautiful place.

Thank you Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - I appreciate your comment!

May 08, 2020 08:40 AM #15
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kat:

What a wonderful introduction to Lakeside, with great photos. Hopefully the popularity won't change the look and feel too much, nor spoil the lake for those who live there.


May 14, 2020 10:21 PM #16
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

I don't think the area will change too much, Jeff Dowler, CRS . Have a great day!

May 15, 2020 05:12 AM #17
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

What a beautiful area Kat Palmiotti 

May 19, 2020 09:24 AM #18
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

It is, Scott Godzyk - that's why we came here on vacation and a few years ago were residents! :-)

May 19, 2020 09:36 AM #19
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 I'm thinking of that goofy song by the late Frank Zappa, "Moving to Montana Soon".  After watching your video, maybe I should give it some serious thought!

May 22, 2020 07:01 PM #20
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate - haha, I don't remember ever hearing the Zappa song so had to go check it out. Goofy is right! It's so pretty here!

May 23, 2020 05:47 AM #21
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