Lesson Cornerstone Curriculum Content Standards: Science
Site Description Trails and Terrain
Wildlife Present On-Site Educational Programs
Seasons Access
Parking & Entrance to Site Google Earth Driving Directions Link
Group Size Limits Fees
Site Services Contact Information
For Additional Site & Lesson Plan Information

Lesson Cornerstone:


Curriculum Content Standards: Science

(3) Students, through the inquiry process, demonstrate knowledge of characteristics, structures and function Dry Bridge Pondof living things, the process and diversity of life, and how living organisms interact with each other and their environment.

Site Description:

A popular family fishing area, Dry Bridge Pond is located in Dry Bridge City Park. The three-acre pond is stocked with rainbow trout with assistance from Hedges School each year. The pond is tree-lined, with benches and a hiking path around the shoreline.

Trails and Terrain:

A trail surrounds the pond. The terrain slopes moderately from the parking area and road to the pond.

Wildlife Present:

Turtles, rainbow trout, muskrats, ducks, osprey and bald eagles may be observed.

On-Site Educational Programs:

Hooked on Fishing and other educational programs are available through the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Dry Bridge Pond PhotoParks.


Open all year. The best fishing occurs in April, May and June.


Access is from the parking area.

There is no official ADA access.

Parking and Entrance to Site:

Dry Bridge City Park is located at the corner of Eleventh Street East and Woodland Avenue in Kalispell.

There is a paved parking area.

View the Flathead Family Fishing Ponds map.

Google Earth Driving Directions:

Dry Bridge Pond

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Dry Bridge Pond 48.216038, -114.296241 Dry Bridge Pond


Group size limits:

A special use permit may be required.


Kalispell City Parks are free. A special use permit may be required.

Site services:

A porta-potty may be available from late April through June.

Contact Information:

City of Kalispell Parks and Recreation, 758-7849
Biologist, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, 752-5501

For additional site and lesson plan information:

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks: Hooked on Fishing