Welcome to Yaak, Montana

  • River

    Photo courtesy: MTOT

  • Town

    Photo courtesy: MTOT

Yaak, the most northwesterly town in Montana, was named for the nearby Yaak River. Yaak is an Indian word meaning "arrow," and this river cuts like an arrow across the bow of the Kootenai River in northwest Montana and Canada. (from Cheney's Names on the Face of Montana, Mountain Press Publishing Company)

The Kootenai National Forest is located in the extreme northwest corner of Montana, bordered on the north by Canada and the west by Idaho. Near Yaak is Caribou Campground located in the Kootenai National Forest. This small campground is located 3.5 miles south of the US/Canada border. There is a fishing access adjacent to Caribou Creek, picnicking, hiking nearby on Caribou Trail and the Vinal-Mt. Henry-Boulder National Recreation Trail.

The Yaak Valley offers cross-country backcountry trails, snowmobile trails, hiking trails, mountain lakes, mountain biking, and wildlife viewing.