Getting There -- Other than being air-dropped, the only way to get into the Swan Valley is by motor vehicle via Mont. 83. The airports near Kalispell (tel. 406/257-5994) and in Missoula (tel. 406/728-4381) are almost equidistant from the Swan. The town of Seeley Lake is 48 miles from Missoula. Take Mont. 200 east from Missoula 33 miles to Mont. 83 north. It's 42 miles from Kalispell to Swan Lake in the northern portion of the valley. Take U.S. 93 south to Mont. 82 east, then Mont. 83 south. For weather reports, call tel. 800/226-7623 or 511 (mobile) for road conditions statewide.
Visitor Information -- The Swan Valley isn't exactly a self-promoter. Though several businesses rely on tourists, the valley-wide tendency is to remain small. The Seeley Lake Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 516, Seeley Lake, MT 59868 (tel. 406/677-2880; www.seeleylakechamber.com), can send you information on local happenings. For general information about Glacier Country, which includes the Swan Valley, call tel. 800/338-5072, or check out www.glaciermt.com.