Swan River is an awesome Montana river for kayaking, canoeing, fishing and of course the mid-summer float trip. Swan River flows through the Swan Valley, feeds into Swan Lake and then continues meandering through rural Bigfork, ending in Bigfork Bay and Flathead Lake. The last stretch of the Swan River is known as the “Wild Mile” and is celebrated every May with the Whitewater Festival kayak competition (Scroll to bottom to see video of the competition!).
Popular with both locals and visitors, the popular “Swan River Walk” is a two-mile path along the banks of the Swan River starting a few blocks off the main street of Bigfork. The real estate along Swan River varies widely from upscale homes, seasonal cabins to vacant property. Because it is such a long river, there is generally a good selection of homes or property for sale at any one time.
Annual Whitewater Festival competition video: