Cedar Island is great for circumnavigating with a kayak. It is relatively small with a shoreline that varies between dramatic rock outcroppings and smooth gravel beaches. The multi-colored stones on the beaches are worn and rounded and easy on bare feet. On a hot summer day, swimming in the surrounding clear, cool water is as enjoyable as it looks inviting. I actually enjoy snorkeling there. There are not too many tropical fish, but the underwater rock formations are fascinating! But then, of course, I’m a rock guy too.
Here is a video of Flathead Lake that I made a few years ago. It shows off the lake pretty well and it may help you understand why it is so loved.
Trivia: Oprah picked up some of our Flathead Lake footage for her voice-over on a Super Soul Sunday episode about Montana native, Phil Jackson:
During the winter months, the lake’s level is dropped about 10 feet. This is near its pre-dam natural level. The lower water level enables better management of the rapid spring mountain melt-off. Here is a short time-lapse—filmed from the dock of good friends—of a Flathead Lake spring evening.
BTW, the two waterfowl that make brief appearances are loons.
You can watch this full screen and increase its resolution to 1080p HD
(the two icons in the lower right hand corner).