Hungry Horse Dam Visitor Information

Hungry Horse Dam

Visitors can enjoy exhibits that highlight Hungry Horse’s history, role in flood control and recreation in Flathead County. Also, take a moment to learn about the dam’s contribution to hydroelectric power generation in the Columbia River System.

Enjoy a walk along the top of the dam or take a guided tour with a Reclamation guide to learn about the gantry crane, water tower, old cableway location, and the highest morning glory spillway in the world. The outdoor guided walking tour is 1.5 miles and takes approximately one hour

The Hungry Horse Dam Visitor Center is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. MDT, May 7, 2022, through Oct. 8, 2022. Reclamation is following safety protocols consistent with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance. Masks are not required inside the visitor center and federal buildings when the Flathead County transmissibility level is at low or medium. Mask mandates are subject to change without notice.

New in 2022 is the ability to make tour reservations for the 9 a.m. MDT tour slot. Except for the 9 a.m. tour, tours are on a first-come, first-served basis, and visitors must sign up at the visitor center front desk. Tours are available up to four times daily, pending staffing availability. All tours are limited to a maximum of 12 attendees per tour and are subject to change and can be canceled without notice. Tours begin May 7. For accessible accommodations or to make reservations for the 9 a.m. tour, call 406-387-5241, extension 361.

Hungry Horse Dam is located off Highway 2 in Hungry Horse, Mont. Directional signs are located on Highway 2, indicating the road leading to the visitor center. From Highway 2 travel about 4.5 miles to the visitor center at the north end of the dam.

Parking is permitted in designated areas only.

Hours of Operation
Hungry Horse Power Plant Data
Federal Columbia River Power System Location Map (PDF 695 kb)

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

Last Updated: 5/11/22