Tally Lake Campground is located on the northern shores of its namesake lake, west of Whitefish, Montana. The campground is popular with locals and tourists visiting the Flathead National Forest and offers a variety of recreation facilities and activities for the whole family.
Hiking, horseback riding and biking trails wind around the Tally Lake Campground and the lake. Wildlife like waterfowl, bald eagles and migratory birds are commonly spotted. (No horses are allowed in the campground) A dock provides access to the lake's best fishing, which includes kokanee salmon, a variety of trout and northern pike. Visitors also enjoy boating, water skiing and other water recreation on the 1,326 acres of Tally Lake. This campground also offers Kayak, Paddleboard and Canoe rentals.
The campground offers 39 campsites for tent and RV camping, 17 being first come, first serve. It provides access to a boat ramp, an open air pavilion with private volleyball net, beaches and picnic areas and public volleyball net.
Campsites are equipped with tables and campfire rings with grills. Accessible vault toilets and drinking water are provided. As well as a dump station with a water fill station. Water spigots throughout the campground are not for filling your RV, only your jugs of drinking water. An on-site host is available to answer questions and provide additional information.
The campground is nestled in the highlands of northwestern Montana, adjacent to Tally Lake, which is the deepest natural lake in Montana. It sits in a mature forest of Western Larch and Douglas fir trees.
The popular Whitefish Lake is about 20 miles from the campground. Visitors to the area also enjoy the Forest Service Summit Nature Center at Whitefish Mountain Resort, located about 25 miles away and accessed by the resort chairlift or the Danny On hiking trail.
Charges & Cancellations
Cancellations made within 14 days of arrival will be "considered" for a refund, by the concessionaire, of Camping fees only and will automatically forfeit the first nights fee. Day of Arrival cancellations must be turned in by calling 1-877-444-6777, then followed up with a call to Cheryl at 406-752-PWAI (7924) or 406-404-4164 to get the information to the campground and to be considered for any refund.
ADA Access: N
Between 4 & 5 stars… something for everyone. There’s good dispersal camping by the creek (towards the north shore campsites) and lots of different campsites, all medium to large, some right on road, some more secluded. Boat rentals on lake, friendly camphost, no electric hookups but firewood for sale and potable water. This is a wonderfully undeveloped lake just big AND small enough, and surrounded by dark green pines all the way around. Younger daughter of camphost said #38 is best site… quieter, bigger, with a short trail right down to the lake-but far enough away (not right on the water like 34) to lessen the mosquitos.
Talley Lake campground is located in the Flathead National Forest west of Kalispell MT. Road heading into Talley is not paved and not well maintained, road is rutted from heavy usage in both summer and winter travel. Campground has about 40 camping locations with a pubic boat launch. Talley Lake is the second deepest lake in Montana with plenty of fishing spots. North American Bald Eagle have been spotted here in the past.
It is a wonderful campground. There is water and a dump station available. The lake is amazing. Cliff jumping was a blast and the water wasn’t too cold to spend the day in it. Best 10 days I ever spent camping.
Stayed at the group pavilion with family. Great set up near bathrooms, creek with bridge and trail to a small beach. Short drive and hike to some cliffs to jump off of. Short walk to public beach with rentals.
Beautiful, deep lake that is often warmer than expected…great cliff jumping…public swimming area is often quite busy. One of the group sites has a large and stout pavillion for undercover activities. Bring bug spray!! Mosquitoes can be very thick
Very busy in the summertime, which sadly meant a good bit of trash left behind and a good bit of noise. Other than that, we had a beautiful site overlooking the water. Some of the roads to get to various sites require high clearance vehicle.
Great place, volleyball court and pavillion. Can get extremely busy though. Great cliff jumping!
My favorite lake to cliff jump