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St. Mary Lake

1 mile from St. Mary on Going-to-the-Sun Road, Glacier National Park, MT
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Cleveland, Ohio
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76 reviews 76 reviews
39 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Take the time to go on a ranger led hike the follows the boat ride across the lake. You will drive by Wild Goose Island and have a great opportunity for photos. The boat ride takes you over to a small falls and then you have the option of taking the extended hike to St. Mary Falls which is well... More

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful lake and should go on the boat ride to hear all of the history of the area and then take the hike to St. Mary's Falls.

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Houston, Texas
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75 reviews 75 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

You will want to stop at every turn to take a picture. Gorgeous lake. I wish we were here in the summer for a boat ride and/or swim. The clear water with mountain peaks is breathtaking!

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WHEATON
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I got an amazing mirror photo of the glacier/mountains in the lake in the afternoon when the sun was not overhead. Rent a kayak and enjoy the lake. No waves.

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Salida, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We were fortunate enough to be able to walk up to the ticket counter without reservations and hop on the boat/guided ranger tour which left in 20 minutes. Just enough time to get our packs, go to the bathroom behind the ticket counter and hop on board. The ranger and captains were very informative and the hike to St. Mary... More

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San Francisco
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

See my description under Baring Falls. There's a nice short hike along the lake to Sunrise motel. I had to wait for my boat ride and I really enjoyed sitting at the pier.

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Savannah, Georgia
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11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We took the boat tour and guided Ranger hike to St. Mary Falls. Though a little slow on the way to the Falls for our tastes in terms of pace, the Ranger greatly enhanced our experience with all kinds of useful tidbits and info.Clearly, he was passionate about such a magical place as Glacier. We power walked the way back... More

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Waunakee, Wisconsin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I have been to many of our nation's national parks and Glacier is still my favorite! We stayed at St. Mary's campground for 9 days (we were scheduled for 14 but the weather turned cold and rainy). The kids loved the hiking trails but looked forward to the ranger talks each night at 7:30. The topics varied from glacial formation... More

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is not an "attraction" in the sense that there is a lot to do here. There is a boat trip, which we did not do as we had just completed one at Many Glacier. The lake is beautiful and it is very large and worth seeing, but unless you are doing the boat trip, there is nothing to do... More

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Lemont, Illinois
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40 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

What I remember most about St. Mary Lake is that it's size is very large, it seems to go on and on, but lots to see. And the color is the most blue than any of the lake.Pictures are gorgeous with the deepest blue. It also helps when you driving around Glacier, we used St Mary Lake as a help... More

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