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Swiftcurrent Lake

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Address: Glacier National Park, MT
Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife
Description: A scenic lake.

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Beautiful Lake and surrounding area

Another beautiful lake in Glacier National Park. Just to see the crystal clear water, the mountains and the glacier was well worth the trip

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Another beautiful lake in Glacier National Park. Just to see the crystal clear water, the mountains and the glacier was well worth the trip

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Wichita, Kansas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This lake is right next to the Many Glaciers Lodge that has boat rides which we took. You can also rent kayaks and canoes but a bit windy for those little boats. Beautiful spot with huge mountains in the background. Be sure to have a camera.

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Ithaca, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

provides the views from the Hotel and has boat rentals or ferry service. Staff and boats are great and have been providing the service for 50+ years. You can get a 2 mile jump on the Grinnell hike by taking the ferry around the lake or just go for the multi lake cruise for the narrative

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California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We traveled across Swfitcurrent Lake on our boat tours to Grinnell Glacier/Lake. Our boat captain pointed out the 49 year old beaver lodge at the edge of the lake. We also walked the trail along the edge of the lake to the Swiftcurrent Inn area from Many Glacier Hotel. The view of Many Glacier Hotel across the lake with the... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The lake is surrounded by sharp mountains with glaciers and forest. The mountains are banded showing the layers of sediment that went into building them. The lake takes its color from the glacier run-off, the finely ground rock that is pulverized by he glacier.

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

If you are looking for a flat, easy hike (3mi) go around Swiftcurrent Lake. The lake basin is surrounded by gorgeous mountains and snowy peaks and glaciers. The lake, mountains, and hotel definitely give you a feel of what the Swiss Alps might be like. Swift current around the lake hike is a great hike for those who can't handle... More 

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South Pasadena, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

There are much larger lakes, and much more popular lakes in GNP, but for my money, Swiftcurrent Lake was the most impressive. Here's why: The lake is set into a glacial valley with a gorgeous backdrop--- towering peaks and broad, expansive views toward glaciers. It's small enough to appreciate and capture its entirety, but large enough to vary across its... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The view from the Many Galcier hotel is incredible. You can boat/swim in the lake or just enjoy picnic lunch from the shores. If you are staying in the lodge, you get to enjoy the views at different times during the day when light plays with the lake. Finding parking during middle of the day could be a challenge. Try... More 

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Norman, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We stayed at Many Glacier Hotel on this lake. We took a boat ride on the lake. I like getting on the water. We saw lots of wildlife.

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Grenchen, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We made that tripple with a ranger. Boat on Swiftcurrent lake, short steep uphill walk. Boat on Josephine lake and then a walk with many informations from a Ranger. Beautiful lakes and woods and plants.

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Address: Glacier National Park, MT
Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Glacier National Park

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