Photo courtesy: Donnie Sexton
Lone Pine State Park
Photo courtesy: Lone Pine State Park
Kila is in lake country and is on Smith Lake and only a few miles from the north end of Flathead Lake. When the post office was applied for, the name of Kiley was suggested to honor an old-time settler by that name, but the postal department changed it to Kila when the office was approved in 1901. (from Cheney's Names on the Face of Montana, Mountain Press Publishing Company)
Lone Pine State Park offers a self-guided nature trail and several informal hiking trails, as well as horse trails and an archery range. There are three scenic overlooks that provide views from Flathead Lake to Whitefish Mountain Resort. One of the overlook trails is designed for the mobility impaired. The visitor center has nature and interpretive programs and includes a 100-person-capacity meeting room that can be reserved.
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