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Bigfork Area Chamber of Commerce
8155 Highway 35
Box 237
Bigfork, MT 59911
Phone: 406-837-5888
Fax: 406-837-5808
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Bigfork got its name from its location on the fork of the Swan River where it empties into the Flathead Lake. Bigfork was founded in 1902, about the time the hydroelectric plant at the mouth of the Swan River was built to supply electricity for Kalispell. The electric company is still here where water from the river is diverted to a higher level, then dropped through turbines to generate power. It is an exceptionally lovely, upscale, year-round resort village that is brimming with art galleries, fine restaurants, golf, high-end boutiques, and live theater. Located in the community is the impressive and challenging Eagle Bend Golf Course.

The Bigfork Summer Playhouse is considered one of the Northwest’s finest repertory theaters. It is located in a modern, airconditioned theater structure seating 450 people. The fast-paced, light singing, dancing and acting provide great family entertainment. The Broadway musicals which are presented Monday through Saturday feature some of the most outstanding young talent in the country. Past performances include Fiddler on the Roof, My fair Lady, Sound of Music, Annie Get Your Gun and the Music Man.

Classic Cruisin’ Charters: A 1926 historic, luxury, 56-foot wooden motor yacht. Offering polished comfort and distinctive elegance. Out-of-the-ordinary history cruises, private daily and overnight charters of Flathead Lake. Modern full galley, two staterooms and spacious decks. Private catering for group events. Departs from Marina Cay Resort or private dock.

Bigfork is the gateway to the 91-mile Seeley-Swan Highway, MT 83. ‘The Swan’ runs between two majestic mountain ranges, past pristine lakes and heavily wooded slopes.


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