Polson Living

Welcome to the best part of Montana!

  • Incorporated on April 5, 1910
  • Lake County Seat
  • 4,497 Population per 2003 Census estimate
  • $13,777 per capita income per 2000 Census

An hour north of Missoula, an hour south of Kalispell, Polson is located at the south end of Flathead Lake, the largest natural freshwater lake west of the Mississippi. There's plenty to see and do in Polson year-round. In the summer there's water sports, golf, hiking, horseback riding, and theatre. In the winter, snowmobiling, ice fishing, cross-country skiing, or downhill skiing at Blacktail Mountain, just 45 miles north. Our area boasts several museums including The Miracle of America Museum and the Historic Polson Flathead Museum in Polson and The People's Center Salish & Kootenai Museum in Pablo. Million-dollar scenery coupled with a small-town atmosphere make Polson a great place to live, winter or summer.

CLIMATE
Polson residents enjoy a relatively moderate climate in both summer and winter months. It is not uncommon to find Polson blanketed in snow, but it is rarely the harsh and bitter cold of other areas. In Polson April will does really bring Spring showers, almost daily throughout the Spring season. Summer sees Polson residents enjoying the beautiful lake and the warm, dry weather. Temperatures rarely reach above 90 degrees during this time of year.

January
Avg. High: 28  F
Avg. Low: 13.6  F
Avg. Rainfall: 1.4 in.
Avg. Snowfall: 8.6 in.

February
Avg. High: 34.5  F
Avg. Low: 17.7  F
Avg. Rainfall: .98 in.
Avg. Snowfall: 4.1 in.

March
Avg. High: 43  F
Avg. Low: 24.1  F
Avg. Rainfall: .98 in.
Avg. Snowfall: 2.5 in.

April
Avg. High: 54.9  F
Avg. Low: 32.1  F
Avg. Rainfall: 1.1 in.
Avg. Snowfall: 0.3 in.

May
Avg. High: 64.4  F
Avg. Low: 39.7  F
Avg. Rainfall: 1.7 in.
Avg. Snowfall: 0.0 in.

June
Avg. High: 71.2  F
Avg. Low: 45.8  F
Avg. Rainfall: 2.3 in.
Avg. Snowfall: 0.0 in.

July
Avg. High: 81.1  F
Avg. Low: 49.7  F
Avg. Rainfall: 1.1 in.
Avg. Snowfall: 0.0 in.

August
Avg. High: 79.7  F
Avg. Low: 48.1  F
Avg. Rainfall: 1.2 in.
Avg. Snowfall: 0.0 in.

September
Avg. High: 68.3  F
Avg. Low: 40.1  F
Avg. Rainfall: 1.2 in.
Avg. Snowfall: 0.0 in.

October
Avg. High: 55.0  F
Avg. Low: 31.7  F
Avg. Rainfall: 1.1 in.
Avg. Snowfall: 0.1 in.

November
Avg. High: 38.9  F
Avg. Low: 24.3  F
Avg. Rainfall: 1.4 in.
Avg. Snowfall: 3.1 in.

December
Avg. High: 30.8  F
Avg. Low: 17.7  F
Avg. Rainfall: 1.5 in.
Avg. Snowfall: 6.9 in.

Current Events.

02-11-2017
ALL IN STITCHES QUILT WALK
The 16th Annual Walk Around Polson Quilt Show began on Saturday, February 11 and will run through Saturday, February 25, 2017.  Quilts will hang in Businesses on Main Street in Polson.  Plan some time to pick up a ballot at All In Stitches and vote on your favorite quilts by Wednesday, February 22, 2017.  Ribbons will be hung on the winning quilts on Thursday, February 23, 2017.  For more information call 406-883-3643.

02-18-2017
POLSON HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL
The Polson High School Lady Pirates Basketball teams have games on Saturday, February 18, 2017 in the Linderman Gymnasium in Polson against Whitefish High School.  Freshman play at 1:00, JV at 2:30 and Varsity at 5:30 PM. This is also the night Seniors will be recognized. For more information call 406-883-6351 or go to www.polson.k12.mt.us/phs.

02-18-2017
NORTH LAKE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
The North Lake County Public Library is introducing "Weekend Wigglers!", a Family Story Hour every other weekend starting on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 2:00 PM. The Library is located at 2 First Avenue East in Polson. For more information call 406-883-8225.

02-18-2017
WINTERFEST BENEFIT FOR SOUP'S ON
The 8th annual Winterfest a benefit for "Soup's On" will be held at the Polson Elks Club on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 5:00 PM.  There will be an Italian dinner with homemade dessert, live and silent auctions and live music by Rob & Halladay Quist. Music starts at 8:00 PM and tickets are $10.00 available at the door.  All proceeds will benefit the ongoing needs of the community.  The community kitchen is run solely on contributions from citizens. 

02-18-2017
MARINE CORPS LEAGUE
The Officers and members of the Marine Corps League Hellroaring Detachment 1041 will host the first Annual Eagle and Gold Scouts Recognition Dinner on Saturday, February 18, 2017 with social hour at 5:30 PM and dinner at 6:00 PM at the Polson VFW.  This dinner is to recognize those who have attained the highest rank that a youth can earn in both the Boys and Girls Scout Programs. Please RSVP by Friday, February 10.  For RSVP reservation forms and more information contact John Miller at 406-890-0964 or mclhellroaring1041mt@gmail.com.


02-18-2017
POLSON HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL
The Polson High School Pirate Boys Basketball teams have games on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Linderman Gymnasium in Polson against Whitefish.  Freshman play at 1:00, JV at 2:30 and varsity at 4:00 PM. Seniors will also be recognized.  For more information call 406-883-6351 or go to www.polson.k12.mt.us/phs

02-20-2017
FREE ENTRANCE DAY AT NATIONAL PARKS
There will be a free entrance day at Glacier National Park along with all other National Parks on Monday, February 20, 2017 in commemoration of President's Day.

02-21-2017
SKC CAREER FAIR
The 2017 Salish Kootenai College (SKC) Career Fair will be held Tuesday, February 21, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM at the Joe McDonald Health and Wellness Center (gym) in Pablo.  This career fair is an effective and inexpensive way for employers to meet or interview prospective employees for current or future hiring needs.  Students and potential employees can gain insight into what employment opportunities exist. This career fair is sponsored by SKC and the Lake County Job Service. For more information call Lennie Webster at (406) 275-4826 or Brooke Filesteel at (406) 275-4865.

02-22-2017
POLSON HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL
The Polson High School Pirate Boys Basketball team will be competing in the Divisional Basketball Tournament in Hamilton on Wednesday to Saturday, February 22 to 25, 2017 with time TBA.  For more information call 406-883-6351 or go to www.polson.k12.mt.us/phs.

02-22-2017
POLSON HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL
The Polson High School Pirate Girls Basketball team will be competing in the Divisional Basketball Tournament in Hamilton on Wednesday to Saturday, February 22 to 25, 2017 with time TBA.  For more information call 406-883-6351 or go to www.polson.k12.mt.us/phs.

02-23-2017
NORTH LAKE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Stop by the Library located at 2 First Avenue East in Polson, on Thursday, February 23, 2017 anytime from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM to check out digital services the Library has to offer. Learn about upcoming technology classes and visit individual stations to test the available Library services. For more information call 406-883-8225.

02-23-2017
MIRACLE OF AMERICA MUSEUM
Free Night at the Museum on February 23rd will have an exciting addition with the Mission Valley Honor Guard, Post 106 participating  along with Victor Charlo sharing memories of his hero brother Louis Charlo. The night will conclude with a showing of "The Sands of Iwo Jima" starring John Wayne. This is a fitting movie to show as it was this day in 1945 that the U.S. Marines took Mt Suribachi on the Island of Iwo Jima. Treats and donations are always welcome. Join us at 6:30PM at Miracle of America Museum at 36094 Memory Lane, Polson.

02-27-2017
NORTH LAKE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
North Lake County Public Library will host "Mother Goose Time", a half-hour program on Mondays at 10:00 AM for infants and toddlers.  The library is located at 2 First Avenue East in Polson.  For more information call 406-883-8225.

02-27-2017
NORTH LAKE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Lake County Public Library is planning a very special LEGO Launch Party on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 3:30 PM. The weekly Makerspace will transform into a full-blown party featuring a brand-new LEGO table complete with brand new Star Wars, Mindcraft, and DC Comics sets to build. There will be snacks. The Library is located at 2 First Avenue East in Polson. For more information call 406-883-8225.

02-27-2017
NORTH LAKE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
The North Lake County Public Library is introducing "Bedtime Bounce" a children's program for the off-to-bed hour,  Monday's at 6:30 PM in the library starting January 23, 2017. Hot cocoa provided; BYO pajamas. For more information call the North Lake County Library (406) 883-8225.

03-01-2017
CHAMBER MEETING & LUNCHEON
Polson Chamber General Meeting and Luncheon is scheduled for Wednesday, March 1 at the KwaTaqNuk Resort in Polson from 12-1PM. Speaker The Flathead Lake Biological Station. For more information call the Chamber office at 406-883-5969.

03-02-2017
POLSON HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL
The Polson High School Pirate Girls Basketball team will be competing in the State Basketball Tournament in Butte Thursday to Saturday, March 2 to 4, 2017 with time TBA.  For more information call 406-883-6351 or go to www.polson.k12.mt.us/phs.

03-04-2017
LAKE COUNTY LEADER COUNTRY LIVING TRADE SHOW
The Lake County Leaders, Country Living Trade Show will be held Saturday, March 4th from 9AM to 3PM at the Ronan Community Center.  Food, prizes, drawings, new vehicles, farm equipment, local clubs, organizations and venders. Call today to reserve your space 883-4343. See you there!

03-08-2017
MARINE CORPS LEAGUE MEETING
The Marine Corps League Hellroaring Detachment #1041 meets every second Wednesday of each month (except December) at 7PM at the VFW in Polson.  For more information call John Miller at 890-0964 or mclhellroaring1041mt@gmail.com   

03-09-2017
POLSON HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL
The Polson High School Pirate Boys Basketball team will be competing in the State Basketball Tournament in Butte on Thursday to Saturday, March 9 to11, 2017 with time TBA.  For more information call 406-883-6351 or go to www.polson.k12.mt.us/phs.

03-10-2017
BURGERVILLE IS OPENING
Richwine's Burgerville's target opening date is Friday, March 10 for the 2017 season.

03-16-2017
SPLASH
Support Polson Late Afternoon Social Hour will be held Thursday, March 16, from 5 - 7PM.  Your host Pierce Chevrolet Chrysler Dodge Jeep. Location is 62683 US Highway 93, Ronan, MT. See you there!

03-23-2017
FREE NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM
The Miracle of America Museum at 36094 Memory Lane in Polson invites you to come to their free night at the museum on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 6:30 PM. You can watch the movie "Night At The Museum" starring Ben Stiller and Robin Williams. Treats and donations are always welcome.  For more information contact Gil at 406-883-6264.

03-24-2017
POLSON BOOSTER CLUB
The Polson Booster Club is hosting a Dinner and Dance on Friday, March 24, 2017 at the Elks. This event is to raise money for the Booster Club.  The club supports extra-curricular sports and activities in the Polson High School. More details will follow.

04-12-2017
MARINE CORPS LEAGUE MEETING
he Marine Corps League Hellroaring Detachment #1041 meets every second Wednesday of each month (except December) at 7PM at the VFW in Polson.  For more information call John Miller at 890-0964 or mclhellroaring1041mt@gmail.com.           

04-15-2017
FREE ENTRANCE DAY AT NATIONAL PARKS
There will be two free entrance weekends at Glacier National Park along with all other National Parks on the weekends before and after in commemoration of National Park Week which is on Monday, April 17 to Friday, April 21, 2017. These weekends include Saturday, April 15 and Sunday, April 16, 2017 and Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23, 2017. 

04-20-2017
SPLASH
Support Polson Late Afternoon Social Hour will be held Thursday, April 20th, from 5 - 7PM.  Your host will be Pure West Real Estate located at 50249 US Hwy 93. Hope to see your there!

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