Montana lake season will be here before you know it, which means both locals and tourists will be heading out and having a little fun in the sun and on the water.

Of course, Montana is blessed to have several world-class lakes across the state and when it comes to popularity, Flathead leads the pack. Flathead Lake is one of the most popular destinations each summer with several thousands of folks visiting the area while enjoying all that the area has to offer.

Flathead Lake is the largest natural water lake west of the Mississippi, however, Flathead isn't the deepest lake in Montana.

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Before we reveal the deepest lake in the state, let's take a look at some of the most popular lakes across the state.

The Most Popular Lakes In Montana

Montana is home to some of the most beautiful scenery in the country and with over 3000 lakes across The Treasure State, those who are looking to spend time on the water, have lots of options. From the biggest natural water lake west of the Mississippi to the crystal clear waters in our National Parks, check out the most popular lakes in Montana.

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Which lake is the deepest in Montana?

As we mentioned above, Flathead is huge as far as the area covered, but as far as depth, we're looking at right around 370 feet. Lake McDonald, which is located in Glacier National Park has a depth of over 470 feet, however, the winner of the deepest lake in Montana is none other than Tally Lake.

Tally Lake is located in Flathead Country and has a depth of almost 500 feet.

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Tally Lake covers an area of just over 1200 acres and includes a campground.  Located just west of Whitefish and Columbia Falls, the lake is 32 miles (48 minutes by car) from Flathead Lake and is surrounded by breathtaking views.

If you want more information about the lake or booking a campground, click here to make your reservation.

Montana's 8 Worst Natural And Man-Made Disasters

Over the years, Montana has experienced significant natural and man-made disasters that have resulted in not only the loss of lives, but millions of acres lost, along with tens of millions of dollars in damages.

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The Most "Montana" Towns In Montana

If you're looking for the best that Montana has to offer, you might want to start by asking a local and that is exactly what we did. We wanted to know which Montana towns were the most "Montana" and who better to ask than the folks who were born and raised in The Treasure State?

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