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Wild Horse Island Paddleboarding

Your Guide to Paddleboarding Wild Horse Island

Wild Horse Island is a favorite location for visitors and locals alike on Flathead Lake. While you can’t drive to the island, it’s only a short paddleboard trip to get there! This guide will provide you with all the information you need to paddleboard to Wild Horse Island during a day out on Flathead Lake.

Where is Wild Horse Island?

If you are looking to go paddleboarding on Wild Horse Island, you’ll want to make sure you’re on the right side of Flathead Lake first! Wild Horse Island is located on the Southwest portion of Flathead Lake, right near Dayton. The best way to reach the area is by taking Highway 93 into Dayton.

How do I get to Wild Horse Island?

The town of Dayton has a public boat launch, which is a perfect spot to begin your paddleboard journey. If you didn’t bring a paddleboard with you, you can easily rent one from Go Sail Flathead Lake. Go Sail is the paddleboard rental company closest to Wild Horse Island, making it an ideal jumping off point for your adventure. You can find more information about getting to Wild Horse Island and the other Flathead Lake islands here.

How long does it take to paddleboard to Wild Horse Island?

The length of time it takes you to paddleboard to Wild Horse Island is dependent on where you launch from. The closest spot to launch your paddleboard from, if you are renting equipment, is from the Go Sail Flathead Lake property. From there, it will take you about an hour to reach the island.

What is there to do on Wild Horse Island?

Once you rent a paddleboard from Go Sail Flathead Lake, you’ll be well on your way to a full day of adventure on Wild Horse Island! The island itself has an incredible history and you can visit a variety of historical locations during your trip. Don’t forget to bring your camera— the island is a photographer’s paradise! You can also enjoy a picnic on the island, take a hike on one of the many beautiful trails, or fish from the shores.

How much does it cost to rent a paddleboard to go to Wild Horse Island?

Go Sail Flathead Lake is the closest paddleboard rental location to Wild Horse Island and offers paddleboard rentals starting at $30. All day paddleboard rentals are $160 and include paddles and a life jacket.  Learn more and book your Flathead Lake paddleboard rental here.

More questions about renting paddleboards to Wild Horse Island?

We’d love to answer any questions you have about paddleboarding to Wild Horse Island! We can also provide information on other things to do during your trip and hidden gem locations to visit on Flathead Lake. Contact Go Sail Flathead Lake to learn more.