Summer on the Lake: FWP Seeking Hosts for Fishing Access Sites
By Moosetrack Megan


Would you like to spend your summer living on the lake?

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is recruiting volunteer hosts for two popular fishing access sites in northwest Montana. FWP is accepting applications for host positions this summer at Echo Lake Fishing Access Site near Bigfork and Paul’s Memorial Fishing Access Site on Lake Five near West Glacier. Hosts will live on-site. FWP provides space for host RVs with water, septic and electricity.

Volunteer hosts are responsible for monitoring these public fishing access sites from approximately May through September. Their duties include cleaning, light groundskeeping, communicating with visitors and opening and closing gates.

“The host position at Paul’s Memorial on Lake Five would be perfect for someone who is interested in exploring Glacier National Park on their off time and Echo Lake would be great for someone with a boat who likes to fish,” said Tony Powell, FWP Region 1 Fishing Access Site Coordinator.

Anyone interested in serving as a site host at either of the lakes should send a cover letter to tpowell@mt.gov or FWP Region 1 Office, cc: Tony Powell, 490 N. Meridian, Kalispell, MT, 59901. For questions, contact Powell at (406) 751-5423.

Paul’s Memorial Fishing Access Site at Lake Five

Located approximately 31 miles northeast of Kalispell and about 4 miles from Coram, Lake Five is a popular recreational lake with fishing for kokanee and rainbow trout. Paul’s Memorial Fishing Access Site provides year-round public access to the lake. The access site includes a concrete boat ramp, boat dock, canoe ramp, vehicle and boat trailer parking spaces, toilet facilities (ADA) and beautiful views of Glacier National Park.

Special water-use and site rules include:

  • Site is day-use only; no overnight camping
  • No fires or fireworks
  • Discharge of firearms and weapons prohibited
  • Personal watercraft (i.e. Jet Skis, WaveRunners) are prohibited on Lake Five
  • All vessels towing a person water skiing, or any similar activity, must travel in a counter-clockwise direction

Echo Lake

About 3 miles northeast of Bigfork, Echo Lake is a popular recreational lake for summer and winter fishing, swimming, water skiing, and picnicking. The fishing access site provides a concrete boat ramp, vehicle and boat trailer parking and toilet facilities.

Special water-use and site rules include:

  • Site is day-use only; no overnight camping
  • No fires or fireworks
  • Discharge of firearms and weapons prohibited

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