Heron is an unincorporated town which lies on the banks of the Clark Fork River. The town is located just off Highway 200 and is about 4 miles from the Montana/Idaho border
The immediate town of Heron is approximately 3 square miles. The 2010 census shows the population of Heron to be 282 people, with many people living in the outlying areas. Including outlaying areas, the population is closer to 700 people.
Heron possesses positive qualities which are characteristic of many small, rural communities within the Treasure State. It is believed the town took its name from the birds that occasionally visit the nearby Clark Fork River. Heron is known for lush green foliage throughout the entire summer and beautiful snow in the winter.