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. The campground has 38 rentable sites with 21 of them being reservable and 17 are for our walk-up visitors. We also have a group site, site 39 and also our Pavilion group site available for reservations. The stay limit is 16 consecutive nights.
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.
Reservations will be held until check out time (11 am) the day following your arrival date. Please call 1-406-404-4164 if you know you will not be arriving on time or for same day arrival/cancellations.
First Come, First Serve means the first one to arrive at the site and occupy it, gets it. You have 30 minutes to set up before you have to go pay. Then the site is yours as long as you want it, up to 16 days.
From July 1st through Labor Day Weekend, we recommend arriving as early in the week as possible and as early in the day as possible ie. 7 - 8 am.
CHECK OUT TIME IS 11:00 A.M. Check in is at 2:00 p.m.
If a site is not available for reservation online, it is shown as a first-come, first-served (FF) or walk-in (W) site. These sites will be identified at the campground on maps and campsite post markers with a W.
Reserved sites will be held until check out time (11am) the day following your arrival date. Sites must be occupied by the checkout time of that following day to hold a reservation or the site will be forfeited and released. Guests with individual site reservations who want to move to a different site other than the one they reserved will be charged for both sites with no refund.
You are allowed 2 passenger vehicles per site, the first vehicle is included in the site fee and an extra vehicle charge of $5.00/vehicle per night will be collected at the campground. Sites that are identified as double occupancy can accommodate an additional camping unit. In this situation, you will be charged for each camper.
There is now a 10 day stay limit on all Group sites, starting in 2022.
Drop Camping is illegal without a Forest Service permit. If you rent a camper it may not be delivered by the owner.
There is a food storage order in effect on the Flathead National Forest. Know how to store all attractants all the time. See your Campground Host for more information or visit: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/flathead/recreation/?cid=stelprdb5347448
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.
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.
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.
TALLY LAKE ROAD WHITEFISH MT 59937
For campground inquiries, please call: 406-752-7924 FOR RESERVATIONS CALL: 1-877-444-6777
From Whitefish, Montana, take US Rt. 93 north for 4 miles until you reach Twin Bridges Rd., turn left onto Twin Bridges Rd. and travel 1.4 miles to the Tally Lake campground sign. Turn right after the sign, staying on Twin Bridges Rd., and proceed 1 mile to another campground sign at Farm to Market. Turn left onto Farm to Market and go 2 miles to Tally Lake Rd., turn right onto Tally Lake Rd. (dirt) and go 9 miles to campground sign. Turn right at the sign into the campground.