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Glacier National Park Kayak Rentals

Prices Start at $38

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Rent a Kayak on Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park.

Just a few minutes walk down to Lake McDonald from our location at Eddie’s Cafe in Apgar Village We are one of the closest rental spots to Lake McDonald!


Cruising on our Kayaks on Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park will leave you with lasting memories and pictures of one of the most iconic National Parks in the World!


Explore the nooks and crannies of the lake and even paddle back to the off beaten areas to go on a hike away from the crowds all from the comfort of your own private Kayak for the day.


Easy enough to transport with one person but preferrably two, it’s just a short walk from the pickup location at Eddie’s cafe down to Lake McDonald.


Rent a Kayak from Flathead Outdoors and we include all the necessary items to get you relaxing on the lake for a few hours or all day depending on what you want to do!


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We offer


2 hour

  • Half day
  • Full day
  • 24 hour
  • And multi-day rentals


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Kayaks We Offer

The Lifetime Tandem Kayak

The Lifetime Kokanee 106 Tandem Kayak is a unique sit-on-top design that allows for solo or tandem paddling making it a great choice for those looking for extra versatility and value in a recreational kayak. Hit the water with a friend using the two adjustable backrests or simply move one of the backrests to the center position and you can paddle solo. 

The comfortable high backrests and multiple footrest positions help you dial in your comfort level. Bungee cords on the bow and stern help keep gear within reach while paddling and the storage hatch gives you access to the hull for additional storage space.

The Kokanee 106 is constructed of blow-molded high-density polyethylene (HDPE) making it durable, UV-protected, and impact resistant. 10 ft. 6 in. sit-on-top tandem kayak has two adjustable backrests with quick-release attachments, one 6 in. storage hatch, bungee storage system on the bow and stern and a front toggle handle. 5 year limited warranty on the hull. Color: (Lime Green)

Tandem Kayak Features

Single Person - PELICAN Saber Kayak

Elevate your kayaking experience with the Saber 100XP – the perfect sit-on 10′ kayak for paddlers seeking better stability and responsiveness.

With its flat bottom multi-chine hull design, the Saber 100XP kayak is made for paddlers looking for a smooth and stable ride. This recreational kayak provides more responsiveness and convenient features, such as a large tank well with a mesh cover. The Saber 100XP comes equipped with our Ergoform™ seating system and adjustable footrest. It is the ideal 10′ sit-on-top kayak for those looking to take their kayaking to the next level.

Saber 100XP Recreational Kayak Features

Tucktec Folding Kayaks

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Prices start at $38

2 Hour / Half Day / Full Day

Paddle into Paradise: Exploring Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park


Nestled within the breathtaking beauty of Glacier National Park, Lake McDonald beckons adventurers with its pristine turquoise waters and majestic mountain backdrop. Kayaking on this glacial lake offers a unique perspective on the park’s awe-inspiring landscapes and provides an unforgettable outdoor experience. One of the best ways to embark on this aquatic adventure is by renting a kayak from Flathead Outdoors, a reputable outfitter that caters to outdoor enthusiasts seeking to explore the wonders of Glacier National Park.


Lake McDonald, spanning over 10 miles in length and 1 mile in width, is the largest lake in Glacier National Park. Surrounded by towering mountains and dense forests, this glacial lake offers a tranquil haven for kayakers to immerse themselves in nature’s splendor. As you glide across the calm waters, the vibrant hues of the lake will mesmerize you, reflecting the surrounding peaks and creating a picture-perfect scene.

To embark on your kayaking adventure on Lake McDonald, look no further than Flathead Outdoors. We are a reputable outfitter that specializes in outdoor equipment rentals.

With your kayak you can explore the hidden gems that Lake McDonald has to offer. Paddle along the eastern shore and discover secluded beaches where you can take a break, soak up the sun, and relish in the serenity of the surroundings. Alternatively, venture towards the western shore to witness the grandeur of the mountains mirrored in the glassy waters.

Lake McDonald is teeming with wildlife, providing ample opportunities for unforgettable encounters. Keep your eyes peeled for bald eagles soaring above, ospreys diving for fish, and the occasional curious deer or elk that may wander near the shoreline. Remember to maintain a respectful distance and observe these creatures in their natural habitat.

While kayaking on Lake McDonald is a serene experience, it’s crucial to prioritize safety. Before setting off, ensure you have the appropriate safety gear, including a properly fitted life jacket we provide. Familiarize yourself with the lake’s conditions and weather forecasts, as they can change rapidly in mountainous regions.

As visitors to this remarkable ecosystem, it is our responsibility to protect and preserve Glacier National Park for future generations. When kayaking on Lake McDonald, practice Leave No Trace principles by avoiding littering and respecting wildlife and vegetation. Adhere to park regulations, stay on designated waterways, and be mindful of the fragility of this pristine environment.

Kayaking on Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park is an enchanting adventure that allows you to connect with nature in a profound and intimate way. Renting a kayak from Flathead Outdoors ensures a smooth and enjoyable experience, with expert guidance and quality equipment.


Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the turquoise waters, marvel at the majestic mountains, and create memories that will last a lifetime. As you explore the hidden corners of this glacial paradise, remember to cherish and protect this natural treasure for generations to come.

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We rent high-quality E-bikes that provide you with hours of comfortable fun while you explore Glacier National Park, Whitefish, Columbia Falls, Bigfork, and the surrounding Flathead Valley in silence.

20-40 Mile Range
Fits 5′ and Above
Rear bag to carry extras

Flat Fix Kit
Front Suspension
7 Speeds

Electric Mountain Bikes

Rent a top-of-the-line electric mountain bike and experience the breathtaking beauty of the mountains like never before, either on your own or one of our guided electric mountain bike tours.

Our Velotric Summit 1 electric mountain bikes make even the toughest trails a breeze.

Brand New Velotric Summit 1 Electric Mountain Bikes
Expert Guidance
Expert Trail Knowledge
Hassle-Free Experience
Enhanced Enjoyment

Paddle Board

One of the best ways to get out and explore Lake McDonald inside of Glacier National Park is from a paddle board.

Life Jacket
10L Dry Bag

• Bungees with Carabiners to hook the boards together and float side by side

• Wheel kit for easy transportation from Eddie’s cafe down to the water. Just a few min

Lake McDonald Raft

Enjoy the comfort and Stability of a small raft for your entire family.

• Great for families with Small Children
• Fits 3 Adult or 2 adults with 2-3 Small Children
• Very Stable
• Life Jackets Included
2 Paddles
10L Dry Bag

Single / Tandem Kayaks

Single & Tandem Kayak Rentals in Glacier National Park. Paddle around Lake McDonald in comfort and ease. We have Single and Tandem kayaks to hold up to 2 people with a max weight capacity of 440lbs.

Includes life jackets

• Paddles

• Dry Bag

• Bungees with carabiners


If you are looking to get out and Dirtbike in the surrounding areas of Flathead Valley Montana, Whitefish, Kalispell, Bigfork, Lakeside, Columbia Falls and just outside of Glacier National Park then you have found the spot!

All Riding and Safety Gear Included
Bike transported to trailaddle
Explore off the beaten areas away from the crowds!
2022 Husqvarna TE 300i / GasGas EC300 / GPX TSE 250R or GPX FSE 300R

Adventure Motorcycles

If you are looking to get out and ride motorcycles in Glacier National Park or the surrounding areas of Flathead Valley Montana, Whitefish, Kalispell, Bigfork, Lakeside and Columbia Falls then you have to experience the paved and dirt roads on our brand new Yamaha Tenere 700s!


• All Riding and Safety Gear Included

• Camping gear can be included

• Explore off the beaten areas away from the crowds!

• 2022 Yamaha Tenere 700

Electric DirtBikes

Book your electric dirtbike tour today and create memories that will last a lifetime! With hundred of miles of Trails and Dirt Roads to ride on we have something for all skill levels. Don’t worry if you’ve never ridden a motorcycle.



All Riding and Safety Gear Included

• Bike transported to trail

• Explore where others can’t

• Electric Dirtbike that can go up to 48mph!


The Best Guides Around​

Kyle Allred the lead guide and owner of Flathead Outdoors and SnowBike Nation is an experienced rider with 25 years of 2 wheeled riding, and trained as a Wilderness First Responder and will provide you with an unparalleled experience in the mountains and roads of Montana. Growing up in Idaho and traveling to visit his family every summer in Montana left Kyle with an unquenchable thirst for exploration and getting off the beaten path. He’s lived in the Flathead Valley since 2008 but His Great Grandpa, Grandpa, and Father all grew up here.


If you are looking for an easy leisurely tour on Dirt and Paved roads he can do that, or if you want the extreme adventure riding this area has to offer then put your big boy and big girl pants on because we have it and Kyle loves it!


From rough dirt roads you can barely drive a four wheeler on, the gnarliest single track you can handle to smooth gravel and paved roads winding through the mountains and the Going to the Sun Road of Glacier National Park, the Flathead Valley has so much amazing motorcycle riding terrain here. And we’ll make sure you see the good stuff off the beaten path away from the crowds on one of our tours!


ALL SKILL LEVELS ACCEPTED HERE. We do not discriminate because we know everyone has to start somewhere.


If you want a personalized and Custom tour catered to your specific needs then you’ve landed in the right place. We promise, your tour will be much different than any other you’ve experienced…


Call or text Kyle today to get your tour set up!