Local Expertise, National Strength
The Seeley- Swan Valley is located in the southernportion of "The Crown of the Continent" referred to by the Blackfeet people as the "backbone of the world,, This nanow valley is bounded on the eastand west by two wilderness areas,The Mission Mountains and the Bob Marshall Wilderness.A chain of Glacial formed lakes connected by the ClearwaterRiver begins at Salmon Lake to the south and continuesthroush the valley to the Flathead.
The rich diversity of habitat and wildlife specieshas placed this areain a high global conservationstatus. There are currently 7309 acresof land in the areaundei conservation easement.Land ownership is approximately 55Yopublic, primarily United StatesForest Serviceand Lolo National Forest and35%o owned by Plum Creek Timber Company. The remaining 9+o/oareprivately owned
The SeeleyLake areais known as a snow belt. With elevationsvarying from 4,000 to 9,000+ feet snowfall can vary from 120 to 240 inches. Summertemperaturescan reach 100 and winter to -40.
Public camp grounds,beachesand boat launches,wilderness areasand accessto plum Creek and public land offers a wide variety of recreationalexperiences the general to public. There are 300+ miles of groomedtrails for snow mobiling, quiet lakes for canoeingand larger lakes for swimming, boating and water skiing. The hiking trails are limitless from day hikes to wildemess hiking the length of the Bob Marshall.
The small full servicecommunity of SeeleyLake is home to about 2200 yeararound residents,the number swells in summer by another 1800. on the 4thof July, we don,t even count, the parade,fireworks over the lake and many other activities are popular with local residentsand tourists alike.
The nearby Blackfoot River valley connectsthe city of Missoula with the ranching communities of Potomac,Ovando and Helmville. You can fish, raft, float, watch a rodeo orjust take the back roads and explore
No one even blinks at seeingdeer unless it is coming through the windshield at 70 mph. We live with the deer, elk, moose,bear, lynx, fox, wolf, rocky mountain sheepand listen at night to the soundof coyote.
We are a small Montana town that lives big - you will love it here