Historic Symes Hot Springs
Photo courtesy: Jerry Gay
Lonepine is west of Polson on the Flathead Indian Reservation. (from Cheneys Names on the Face of Montana, Mountain Press Publishing Company)
The Flathead Indian Reservation is home to three tribes, the Bitterroot Salish, Upper Pend d'Oreille, and the Kootenai. "Confederated Salish" refers to both the Salish and Pend d'Oreille tribes. Unlike the other tribes in Montana, the Salish migrated from the west. The Kootenai are native to the state.
Flathead Lake is just northeast of Lonepine. Flathead is the largest natural freshwater lake in the western United States. Recreation on and around the lake includes: sailing, power boating, waterskiing, swimming, fishing, picnicking, and camping. In the summer, roadside stands along the east shore offer a variety of locally grown cherries, apples, plums, and other fruits.
Just south of Lonepine is Hot Springs renowned for its hot mineral springs that still bubble today.
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