Outdoor Pursuits

Iron Horse is proud to offer an Outdoor Pursuits program that caters to members of all ages. There are limitless outdoor recreational opportunities in Whitefish and Outdoor Pursuits is dedicated to helping you explore all of them. Experience horseback riding in Glacier National Park or test your courage whitewater rafting on the Flathead River.

Iron Horse is a family-oriented Club. Keeping with that tradition, we offer a kids’ camp, Camp Iron Horse, which is designed specifically for the children and grandchildren of our members. Camp Iron Horse offers fun and educational activities for children and teenagers that excite the mind, body and spirit, teach knowledge and skills, build character and self-awareness, and promote cooperation. Activities include laser tag, horse back riding, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, and much more. Our camp counselors are responsible, caring, and highly qualified. All are trained in various fields as well as First Aid and CPR.

Our full-service marina on Whitefish Lake offers kayaking, wakesurfing, wakeboarding, water skiing, and tubing lessons on our championship ski boat. Unwind with family and friends on a catered pontoon cruise while you enjoy a Montana sunset on the lake. Our highly-trained staff is here to provide you with an unforgettable Whitefish Lake experience.

Outdoor Pursuits

The Outdoor Pursuits Program at Iron Horse is designed to assist members in planning their activities while in Whitefish and to ensure members use and enjoyment of the Club.

Who We Are
Our exclusive recreation management team is staffed with highly skilled and knowledgeable outdoor enthusiasts. Each member of our staff is committed to facilitating your specific recreational needs.

What We Do
Outdoor Pursuits at Iron Horse handles all services related to outdoor recreation for Club members and their guests. This includes Activity Planning, Camp Iron Horse, Iron Horse Marina Services, activities at Fish Camp Lodge and the Pool/Tennis Facility.

Who We’ve Teamed Up With
In order to facilitate all of your recreational needs during your visit to Iron Horse, Outdoor Pursuits has an extensive list of guides and outfitters carefully selected to provide safe and fulfilling adventures in Whitefish and the surrounding areas.

Reservations and Cancellations
To assist us in meeting your requests, it is recommended that reservations be booked in advance with the Outdoor Pursuits staff at 406-863-3006. Our staff will make every effort to accommodate all requests. Advance notice is appreciated when booking activities.

As a courtesy to other members, our staff and the outfitter, 24 hours notice must be given to cancel or change any activity. Without notification, the member will be charged in full for that activity.

Activity Planning
The Flathead Valley offers an abundance of opportunities to explore our natural surroundings. Outdoor Pursuits was created to assist you in enjoying those activities on a daily basis. Whether you simply need directions to a popular destination or desire to plan a week’s worth of activities, the Outdoor Pursuits staff is available. Below you find a list of what activities are available in the Flathead Valley.

Fly Fishing
Northwest Montana’s lakes and streams provide numerous opportunities for large trout. We offer half-day, full-day and multi-day trips on many of our most spectacular streams.

Whitewater Rafting
The Middle Fork of the Flathead River, just 30 minutes from Whitefish, offers some of the best whitewater in the state of Montana. Half-day, full-day and multi-day trips are available.

Whitefish Lake
Members of Iron Horse have easy access to numerous water sports and other lakeoriented activities through Iron Horse Marina Services. We offer wake surfing, wakeboarding, water skiing and tubing, rentals of waverunners and pontoons, as well as catered pontoon cruises with a driver.

Horseback Riding
On horseback in the Flathead Valley you will take an unforgettable journey into the vastness of the Montana Wilderness. We cater to individual abilities and can arrange hourly, daily, or multi-day excursions on a local trails or into the heart of the Bob Marshall Wilderness.

Glacier National Park
Known as the “Crown of the Continent,” Glacier National Park is located just 30 miles from Iron Horse. Recreation opportunities such as hiking, bus tours, horseback rides, and overnight chalet hikes are all available within the park.

Whitefish Mountain Resort
Whitefish Mountain Resort is within 5 miles of Iron Horse, boasting 3,000 acres of skiable terrain and endless winter and summer opportunities. In addition to skiing, snowboarding and cross-country skiing, the resort also offers hiking, biking, and gondola rides during the summer months.

Guided trips, as well as rentals, are available just a short drive from Iron Horse. Experience the thrill of these high-powered speed machines. Half-day and full-day trips are available.

Dog Sledding
Enjoy a beautiful trip through the woods on Stillwater State land traveling at “the speed of dog.” Many members and guests vote this as the “trip of the winter.”

Camp Iron Horse
The objective of Camp Iron Horse is to provide a fun, safe and unique experience to Iron Horse members’ children. We strive to provide interesting and unique activities not found in other parts of the country. Camp Iron Horse is an amazing way for kids to have fun, learn new skills in the outdoors and create new friendships.

Day Camp Ages 4-12+
Throughout the summer months, kids 4 to 12 years old are welcome to enroll in our camp on a daily basis. Activities for camp include trips to Glacier National Park, hiking, boat tours, waterslides, swimming, sea kayaking, horseback riding, and many other fun activities. We have carefully selected highly skilled and safety-minded counselors to ensure your child’s enjoyment. Advance reservations are a required necessity, as it is not uncommon for camp to be full on any given day. Lunch and beverages are provided. Camp information packets are mailed every spring, prior to camp beginning.

Evening Camp Ages 4-12+
Kids can enroll in a “mini” version of our day camp. Many of the same activities will be hosted and dinner will be served as well. Evening programs will begin at 6:00 pm and end at 9:00 pm. Advance reservations are required.

Advance reservations are required for all events one day prior to camp. Costs associated with camp are billed to member accounts. Reservations can be made on a daily basis, rather then week by week.