Hungry Horse Dam

Hungry Horse Dam is 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, Montana.

The project includes the dam and appurtenant works, reservoir, powerplant, and switchyard. At the time of its completion the dam was the third largest dam, and the second highest concrete dam, in the world.

The project plays an important role for meeting the growing power needs in the Pacific Northwest and flood control.

The Bureau of Reclamation has temporarily closed public visitation to the Hungry Horse Dam Visitor Center in support of the recommended guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The health and safety of the public and our employees is our number one priority. Updates and details for opening the visitor center will be posted on this website. For updated information call (406) 387-5241 x 345.

Dennis Philmon
(406) 387-5241 x 313

Hungry Horse Field Office
PO Box 190130
Hungry Horse, MT 59919-0130

Last Updated: 7/22/20