Welcome to Olney, Montana

  • Stillwater Lake

    Photo courtesy: Tally Lake Ranger District

Olney is between Whitefish and Eureka and was named for a local rancher.(from Cheney's Names on the Face of Montana, Mountain Press Publishing Company) Olney is located deep in the Kootenai National Forest. The beautiful forested region has been maintained by the many forest service ranger stations and lookouts. Visible at the Stillwater State Forest Headquarters are some of the original buildings dating back to the 1920s.

Near Olney, the Stillwater Lake and Upper Whitefish Lake offer camping, picnicking, boating, and a variety of other outdoor recreational opportunities. Also near Olney is Whitefish Mountain Resort with with winter and summer activites.

Glacier National Park, east of Olney, is perhaps the last vestige of pristine wilderness left among the national parks in the continental U.S. With some of the world's most beautiful scenery, its 1.4 million acres of rugged landscape was sculpted by slow moving glaciers, 50 of which are active today. A spectacular 52-mile Going-To-The-Sun Road bisects the park east and west offering grand vistas.