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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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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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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101 reviews 101 reviews
37 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Pickett, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We did a boat tour on the lake and it was GREAT. Informative, but mostly just a great time. You can reserve it in the same place you reserve the hotels on the park.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Will absolutely blow your hair straight back......beautiful! The scenery, the animals, service....absolutely top drawer!

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Chappell, Nebraska
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69 reviews 69 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We enjoyed a boat tour of St. Mary Lake and had a great time. Our guide/captain was fun and very knowledgeable. The cost was extremely reasonable and the value great.

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Tyler, Texas
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64 reviews 64 reviews
18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Nothing especially interesting about the St. Mary Lake. It's a body of water in a national park. It's there for your enjoyment to look at, but Glacier National Park is what's gorgeous. The lake is included.

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Vadnais Heights, Minnesota
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177 reviews 177 reviews
117 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We stopped here to enjoy the beauty before entering the park. The parking lot has a lot of gravel and small rocks. The kids went off to explore nearby and when it was time to leave, my daughter was running, tripped, and got a nasty gash in her knee. I had some bandaids but decided we needed to clean it... More

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Dobbs Ferry, New York
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228 reviews 228 reviews
111 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Within the Park a lovely large lake. Did not get down to shoreline but there are trips available on the lake.

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Amherst, New Hampshire
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Beautiful green/blue water with the mountains as a backdrop. What else could you want? Trails around the lake are wonderful.

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Glendale, Az
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60 reviews 60 reviews
35 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This area, accessed through the Many Glacier entrance is one of the many beautiful locations in the park and worth the short drive. We even got to see a mother bear and two cubs just east of the lake.

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