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Address: 1 mile from St. Mary on Going-to-the-Sun Road, Glacier National Park, MT

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St. Mary Lake Boat Trip

We took our chances and went on the waiting list. It is better to get reservations. The boat ride was interesting and provided stops for us to hike to a waterfall. You can choose... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We took our chances and went on the waiting list. It is better to get reservations. The boat ride was interesting and provided stops for us to hike to a waterfall. You can choose different types of hikes pending on your level, some with a ranger. That adds to the boat ride event.

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Dundas, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We are going back, just to say we actually stayed and explored the hamlet of St.Mary, the attractions, the beautiful glacial lake, and the campgrounds. We stopped long enough to fuel up, and have an ice cream at St.Mary Lodge & Resort, but, we will be back to stay a couple days, and see the eights!

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Smyrna, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We walked down a path to the waters edge and it was gorgeous. Crystal Blue glacial water with gorgeous red, green and purple stones on the bottom!!!

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

St. Mary Lake is so beautiful and the rocky beaches are equally amazing. Spend an evening on the beachfront after dinner one night, it's an excellent place to enjoy the evening and make memories.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Go on the boat ride and you hike to 3 waterfalls. The hikes are easy. They do take some time and the last boat leaves at 5:00 pm so take an earlier boat and spend some time enjoying the waterfalls. They are spectacular.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Not one of the best lakes in the park, but the views are great nonetheless. Try hiking down from going to the sun road and expect to see some wildlife during twilight hours. Couple of vista points provide great views.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Pictures can not do justice- a miraculous place. We stopped by on trip back to West Glacier from Many Glacier via Going to the Sun Road. Wish we could have spent more time- it is possible to swim in the lake- although be prepared it is quite cold! Not to be missed if you are lucky enough to be visiting... More 

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Grenchen, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We took the boat trip this afternoon and then walked with a ranger to the amazing st. Mary Falls. The Ranger gave us really good informations as did the captain of the boat on the way back.

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Newnan, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We hiked around part of the lake and also took a boat trip. The lake is fantastic. The water is glacier fed and clear as can be. Even if you stay in another part of the park, don't miss this lake!

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Located right at the East entrance to Glacier National Park, MT. There is an information center here too. This beautiful lake has mountains in the background and a little island dab smack in the middle of it. It is estimated that all the glaciers in the park will have melted in the next 15 years.

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Address: 1 mile from St. Mary on Going-to-the-Sun Road, Glacier National Park, MT
Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Glacier National Park

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