Seaplane community & opportunities


Large in landmass but small in population, Montana has a relatively active seaplane community for its size. Though Glacier National Park prohibits seaplane operations there are many destinations close by that boast dramatic views and plenty of natural beauty. Whether camping along Hungry Horse Reservoir or splashing down in the crystal clear water of Flathead Lake, you’ll quickly come to understand why the state is called Big Sky Country. Montana is still refreshingly wild with a small town mindset and naturally lends itself to being seaplane friendly. It encounters few advocacy issues and holds some of the most pristine water in the country within its borders.


Get more info on Flying Seaplanes in Montana

Join the Seaplane Pilots Association

and help protect and promote water flying

Significant bodies of water
that are open include:

Flathead Lake, the largest lake west of the Mississippi.

Significant bodies of water
that are Closed include:

Lake McDonald, Glacier National Park prohibits seaplane operations.

Seaplane Schools in Montana

Commercial Seaplane Operators

Downloadable Resources

Report an Advocacy
Issue or Event

Have a seaplane advocacy issue or event in Montana? Please tell us about it below, so we can publish it and work the issue if needed.

Montana Field Directors

Montana State Officials