Drive to Hungry Horse Dam

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Hungry Horse Dam, located in the breathtaking wilderness of Montana, stands as a testament to human engineering and the harmonious coexistence of man and nature. Completed in 1953, this impressive structure on the South Fork Flathead River is a marvel to behold, stretching 564 feet high and 2,115 feet long.

As one of the tallest and largest concrete arch dams in the United States, it serves not only as a vital source of hydroelectric power but also as a symbol of ingenuity and resourcefulness in harnessing the region’s natural resources. The dam’s reservoir, aptly named Hungry Horse Lake, adds to the grandeur of the surroundings, creating a tranquil and picturesque setting against the backdrop of the rugged Montana landscape.

Adventure Details
  • 1/2 Day
    Scenic Drive
  • No Public Restrooms
  • Located in Hungry Horse
  • Parking Available
  • Visitor Center on site

Visitors to Hungry Horse Dam are treated to panoramic views of the sprawling reservoir and its surrounding mountains, making it a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. Whether embarking on a guided tour to gain insights into the dam’s engineering and historical significance, or simply marveling at the sheer scale and beauty of this man-made wonder from the overlook point, a visit to Hungry Horse Dam is a captivating experience that offers a profound appreciation for the harmony between human innovation and the raw power of nature.

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