Winter Limnology in a Changing World


Flathead Lake Biological Station (FLBS) serves as the all-inclusive Chapman Conference venue. In addition to holding scientific sessions, attendees will share meals in the dining hall and have the opportunity to stay on the station in one of the station’s group accommodations.


FLBS offers shared accommodations in onsite cabins and a small lodge. The number of single room options is limited, and we are encouraging roommates. The number of attendees that we are able to house in FLBS is contingent on room sharing. All attendees are required to follow the AGU Meeting Code of Conduct.


AGU will be facilitating housing reservations with FLBS including managing rooming fees. All attendees will check in on Monday, 14 October and check out on Saturday, 19 October for a total of 5 days. AGU is not responsible for screening roommates, however only those registered and attending the conference will be assigned housing. AGU makes no guarantees of any kind about compatibility, trustworthiness, etc. All attendees sharing rooms are financially obligated to pay for those rooms regardless of whether or not a roommate comes through. Should you have a preferred roommate please let us know.

FLBS Lodging Descriptions

Standard cabins have two twin beds. The shared bathhouse is near the lodge and volleyball court.


F-cabins have two rooms with separate entrances. One side has a queen bed. The other side has two twin beds. The rooms join by interior door. The shared bathhouse for F-cabins is near cabin F9.


The lodge has a limited number of rooms available, both shared and single. The lodge has shared bath accommodations in the hall.

Local Area Hotels

Should you choose to stay at a local hotel there are several choices. We encourage you to book early as not all hotels will be open in October. A rental car will be necessary to commute from an area hotel to FLBS.


Bigfork & Polson Lodging



Distance from FLBS

Mountain Lake Lodge

14735 Sylvan Drive


9.4 miles

Swan River Inn

360 Grand Drive


14.3 miles

Bridge Street Cottages

309 Bridge Street


13.7 miles

Marina Cay

180 Vista Lane


14.2 miles

Islander Inn

14729 Shore Acres Drive


8.6 miles

Red Lion Inn & Suites

209 Ridgewater Drive


18.7 miles

Kwataqnuk Resort

49707 US Hwy 93


19.5 miles

Flathead Lake Resort

14871 Montana 35


9 miles