Thompson Falls’ community tag line is ‘Genuine In Nature’ because of its two greatest assets, People and Open Spaces! It was chosen by outdoor life magazine as #16 of the the 35 best hunting and fishing towns in the us!!
Thompson Falls has the warmest climate in the state, allowing visitors to enjoy outdoor activities year round. With Lolo National Forest to the east and Kootenai National Forest to the west, the community is cradled by the majestic Cabinet Mountain Range and the Coeur d’Alene Mountain Range. Our public lands, with its thousand miles of trails and logging roads, offer abundant opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast.
Thompson Falls is the county seat and offers a wide variety of businesses to serve a visitors needs. The construction of Thompson Falls Dam in 1911 on the Clark Fork River created a wonderful reservoir. Launch your boat, kayak or canoe and fish or swim off the dock at Goose Landing Park. Take a walk from downtown across the Gallatin Bridge to Island Park and experience the historic High Bridge and views of the dam and lower Clark Fork River. The addition of a fish ladder allows visitors to witness how the hydroelectric facility mitigates fish passage for the endangered Bull Trout as they make their difficult journey up-stream.
Thompson Falls is a friendly town where the weather is always better than the forecast.
LOCATION:MT Highway 200, Milepost 50; 81 Miles west of Missoula, MT; 73 miles east of Sandpoint, ID; 158 miles east of Spokane, WA.