Hungry Horse Dam

Aerial view of Hungry Horse Dam

Hungry Horse Dam is located on the South Fork of the Flathead River, 15 miles south of the west entrance to Glacier National Park and 20 miles northeast of Kalispell, Montana.

The dam site is a deep, narrow canyon about five miles southeast of the South Fork's confluence with the main Flathead River. The Hungry Horse Project is in the Flathead National Forest, Flathead County.

The project comprises the dam and appurtenant works, reservoir, power plant, switchyard, visitor center, and viewpoint shelter overlook. At the time of its completion, the dam was the fourth largest concrete dam and the fourth highest concrete dam in the United States.

Hungry Horse plays an important role in flood control and recreation for Flathead County, as well as meeting the growing power needs in the Pacific Northwest.

Hungry Horse Field Office
P.O. Box 190130
Hungry Horse, MT 59919-0130

Last Updated: 5/3/23