Nestled in the Stillwater State Forest, Stillwater Landing sits on 2200 feet of lakeshore and 10 acres. It is all private and noncommercial.   

We have a beautiful outdoor stage on the water, where musician friends occasionally perform or jam.  There is also the occasional fundraiser for local nonprofits.  Down the shoreline, the “Hanger” houses my PA12 on floats and has its own stage for music gatherings.  Many of our friends arrive in their cars, planes, kayaks or RV's to visit.  We always welcome pilots and musicians to our various informal private gatherings, and love to share our "Montana Experience".

For those flying in, there of room for float planes and amphibians on our lakeshore, and wheel planes at the three local airports.  You can camp behind your airplane or stay at one of the many local lodges in the Whitefish or the Flathead Valley area. Those arriving by wheel planes can land at Glacier International (FACT) 25 miles by road or Whitefish airport (58S and grass) 16 miles by road or Kalispell City, S27, 28 miles by road. Scheduled airline service is available on Alaska-Horizon, United and Delta. 



Our friend Marie Delaney , artist, writer and musician, created this visual impression of our outdoor "Lake Stage.

 Any resemblance to a "real musician" is purely intentional.  The plane might be a cross between my PA12 and  Bryans C-185.    




Sue and Pepe' Maxwell

Photos of past events





Past music guest throughout the summer have included,  ELEPHANT REVIVAL, Jessica Kilroy and friends, The  Bell Boys, Gwyneth and Monko, Jesse Terry and Megan Burtt, Rob Quist and family, our friend  Ray Doyle, Tom Russell, Ramblin Jack Elliott,

Mare Wakefield and  Nomad, David Olney, Dave Stames, Susan Gibson, Mike Beck, R. Carlos Nakai, Rad Lorkovic, Lee Zimmerman, Wayo Hogan, 1985 Band, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Susan Wheatly and  many other musician friends


Flathead Living Magazine on Stillwater Landing  Fall 2009 Issue

More Random Photos Below


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2006 Stillwater Landing Splash In

Amphitheater opened the first time on July 4th 2006, with Tom Russell and Michael Martin playing for Bill's birthday party.



The stage at night

Our indoor stage at the hangar



no tobacco smoking on the property.

dogs must be on leash and owners must clean up after them

kids must be under direct parental control and not interfere with concerts

vest must be  worn on docks and near water. 

(we are usually recording)

concerts are to "listen", conversations must be out of "earshot"

camping and use of lake  area is at your own risk

approved floatation devices are required on all watercraft, they do give $100 tickets!

This is "home" so respect private areas


updated: 1/1/14