Polson Living

Welcome to the best part of Montana!

If you enjoy small towns and friendly people in a spectacular setting, Polson is the place for you and your family. With great schools, excellent healthcare facilities and a growing economy, life in Polson provides a great balance between work and play.

  • Incorporated on April 5, 1910
  • Lake County Seat
  • 4,497 Population per 2003 Census estimate
  • $20,018 per capita income per 2015 Census

An hour north of Missoula, an hour south of Kalispell, Polson is located at the south end of Flathead Lake, the largest natural freshwater lake west of the Mississippi. There’s plenty to see and do in Polson year-round. In the summer there’s water sports, golf, hiking, horseback riding, and theatre. In the winter, snowmobiling, ice fishing, cross-country skiing, or downhill skiing at Blacktail Mountain, just 45 miles north. Our area boasts several museums including The Miracle of America Museum and the Historic Polson Flathead Museum in Polson and The People’s Center Salish & Kootenai Museum in Pablo. Million-dollar scenery coupled with a small-town atmosphere make Polson a great place to live, winter or summer.

CLIMATE
Polson residents enjoy a relatively moderate climate in both summer and winter months. It is not uncommon to find Polson blanketed in snow, but it is rarely the harsh and bitter cold of other areas. In Polson April will does really bring Spring showers, almost daily throughout the Spring season. Summer sees Polson residents enjoying the beautiful lake and the warm, dry weather. Temperatures rarely reach above 90 degrees during this time of year.

 

January
Avg. High: 28  F
Avg. Low: 13.6  F
Avg. Rainfall: 1.4 in.
Avg. Snowfall: 8.6 in.February
Avg. High: 34.5  F
Avg. Low: 17.7  F
Avg. Rainfall: .98 in.
Avg. Snowfall: 4.1 in.March
Avg. High: 43  F
Avg. Low: 24.1  F
Avg. Rainfall: .98 in.
Avg. Snowfall: 2.5 in.April
Avg. High: 54.9  F
Avg. Low: 32.1  F
Avg. Rainfall: 1.1 in.
Avg. Snowfall: 0.3 in.May
Avg. High: 64.4  F
Avg. Low: 39.7  F
Avg. Rainfall: 1.7 in.
Avg. Snowfall: 0.0 in.June
Avg. High: 71.2  F
Avg. Low: 45.8  F
Avg. Rainfall: 2.3 in.
Avg. Snowfall: 0.0 in.
July
Avg. High: 81.1  F
Avg. Low: 49.7  F
Avg. Rainfall: 1.1 in.
Avg. Snowfall: 0.0 in.August
Avg. High: 79.7  F
Avg. Low: 48.1  F
Avg. Rainfall: 1.2 in.
Avg. Snowfall: 0.0 in.September
Avg. High: 68.3  F
Avg. Low: 40.1  F
Avg. Rainfall: 1.2 in.
Avg. Snowfall: 0.0 in.October
Avg. High: 55.0  F
Avg. Low: 31.7  F
Avg. Rainfall: 1.1 in.
Avg. Snowfall: 0.1 in.November
Avg. High: 38.9  F
Avg. Low: 24.3  F
Avg. Rainfall: 1.4 in.
Avg. Snowfall: 3.1 in.December
Avg. High: 30.8  F
Avg. Low: 17.7  F
Avg. Rainfall: 1.5 in.
Avg. Snowfall: 6.9 in.