The town of Hungry Horse was born during the construction of the Hungry Horse Dam when the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation placed more than one hundred prefabricated buildings at the site to house workers. In 1948, Flathead County commissioners changed the name of the newly formed "Damtown" to Hungry Horse, which was named after a local legend about two horses, Tex and Jerry, that escaped and almost starved to death in deep snow along the South Fork of the Flathead River.
Situated in central Flathead County at 48°23′5″N 114°3′53″W (48.384609, -114.064849), Hungry Horse is located at the confluence of the Flathead River and its South Fork. With a total area of 1.5 square miles, of which 1.4 square miles is land and 0.04 square miles is water, Hungry Horse is surrounded by beautiful scenery, including Bad Rock Canyon, which is less than one mile to the west.
U.S. Route 2 passes through Hungry Horse, leading northeast 10 miles to West Glacier and southwest 23 miles to Kalispell. West Side Road leads southeast from town up the South Fork valley 4 miles to Hungry Horse Dam and its reservoir, making it easy for residents and visitors to explore the area.
There's always something to see and do in Hungry Horse, from exploring the beauty of the Hungry Horse Dam and Bad Rock Canyon to visiting the International Larix Arboretum. Whether you're a nature lover, a history buff, or simply looking for a quiet place to call home, Hungry Horse has something for everyone.
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