Montana Summer Activities: Island Lodge

Nestled among the pines on a breathtaking island, the Island Lodge at Salmon Lake provides access to five picturesque miles of water at the southernmost tip of the Seeley Swan Valley. It’s a private retreat where you can experience a whole host of Montana summer activities, including fishing*, a floating trampoline, jet skiing, kayaking, paddleboarding, paddleboats, sailing, swimming, sunset pontoon boat tours, wakeboarding and waterskiing.

Helping you get your feet wet, the Lodge comes staffed with activity guides, a talented chef and an island butler. Naturally, fine cuisine is prepared on-site and includes a beverage service with beer, wine and signature cocktails like our gently spiked blackberry lemonade. Evenings sparkle with bonfires and live music.

Just a 15-minute drive from The Resort at Paws Up, the Island Lodge at Salmon Lake will have you bobbing up and down for joy. Full-day plus three-hour morning, afternoon and evening excursions are available.

*Catch-and-release fishing is available on Salmon Lake. Spinner rods are provided, along with two boats with trolling motors. Fishers can look forward to landing trout (brook, brown, bull and cutthroat), largemouth bass, mountain whitefish, kokanee salmon, yellow perch and northern pike. Individuals ages 11 and under can fish without a license, but those 12 and older need to have a Montana fishing license in their possession to fish.  


Click Here to apply for a Montanta Fishing Guest License.


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Island Lodge Excursions Rates and Information

Early Afternoon Excursion (10:00AM–2:00PM)
Travel time included

$1,600 per family
(8-person max.)
Two families max. on island (includes lunch and beverages)

Late Afternoon Excursion (1:00PM–5:00PM)
Travel time included

$1,600 per family
(8-person max.)
Two families max. on island (includes lunch and beverages)
Evening Excursion (6:00PM–10:00PM)
Travel time included
$1,600 per family
(8-person max.)
Two families max. on island (includes dinner and beverages)
Private Usage $4,000 for one time period
$7,000 for two periods
$10,000 for all day, pending availability
Pricing is inclusive of personal watercraft rental, powerboat rental, guided waterskiing, wakeboarding and tubing. In order to ensure that all guests are afforded a chance to utilize the watercraft and boats, we ask that they be taken out for 45 minutes a
The Blackfoot River.

We’re as open as ever.

Right now and all summer long, guests are welcome at The Resort at Paws Up! Please join us for fun, fresh air and exhilarating adventures on our expansive 37,000-acre ranch in Montana.

To check availability, please call Reservations at 877-580-6343.