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.

Come surf with us—in Montana!

NEW: Pile the family (make that extended family—the boat seats up to 15) into the Wakesetter 23 LSV boat from our partner in fun, Malibu Boats. Kick up your feet. Fire up the tunes. Then crank up the excitement level as you all surf, tube, wakeboard or waterski on the custom waves we can create with the boat’s safe V-Drive propulsion. Wave sizes: beginner to Hawaiian pro. Click here to view the boat in action.

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

Malibu Adventure Boating
Surfing, tubing, wakeboarding, waterskiing


Equipment included

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 at a time. Groups may have additional fees.

The Blackfoot River.

Black Friday at Paws Up: A Tasting Menu of Special Rates

Enjoy an additional 20% off lodging during select culinary events.

WinterFest culinary weekend
FEBRUARY 12–15, 2021

The French Laundry Unfolded
MARCH 5–7, 2021

The Wonder Women of Food and Wine
APRIL 30–MAY 2, 2021


Reservations must be booked from November 27 through December 2, 2020. Offer based on availability.