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News from MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks

KALISPELL — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks invites the public to an open house to learn about the latest design options for the new Somers Beach State Park on the north shore of Flathead Lake. 

FWP is hosting the public gathering on Tuesday, July 19 from 4-7 p.m. at the state park. Attendees will learn about the planning process for Montana’s newest state park and be able to provide input into preliminary design options. No formal presentation is planned, and FWP staff will be available to answer questions and lead attendees through options for site design, amenities, and more.

There will also be a virtual informational meeting scheduled for Thursday, July 28 from 6-8 p.m. This virtual meeting will present the same information with an opportunity for attendees to learn about site options and ask questions. Login information is available online at:

The open house is the latest step in a public planning process and builds on information gained from a recent public survey, which drew more than 1,200 individual responses. All of the public engagement is helping guide future use and development of the state park. The open house will be another opportunity to have a conversation about the park’s development as FWP continues to move forward with formal site planning. Input from the open house will help FWP staff develop a draft environmental assessment with formal proposals this fall. 

FWP acquired the 106-acre Somers Beach property on the northwest shore of Flathead Lake in fall 2021. This spring, FWP installed a dynamic equilibrium gravel beach to help fortify the shoreline from erosion, and recently began developing a parking lot and restroom for the interim.

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