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

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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... read more

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

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 NEW

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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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Great experience for me and my family. An absolute must see!!! You will not be let down. Playing in the snow in July in shorts and Tee shirts is crazy I know but we even snow sledded at mid. point during our drive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This lake is breathtakingly beautiful. Take the opportunity to take pictures and stop at scenic viewpoints. It is well worth the trip.

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tokyo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

tranquilkity, not so many people, reflection of the glaciers, mountains, you should visit. we took am track from Seatle.

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This is the East side of Glacier National Park, with great views, hiking in the area, and great for photo's. The day we were there is was raining, so we didn't see as much as we would have liked to. But is saying that, the views were still great.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Great views (of course) and not as busy as other parks of the park. Take the boat tour offered, it gives you a full tour of the lake. This was one of my favorite stops on our trip in glacier.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is the largest lake in Glacier National Park on the East side. The NPS gives boat rides on this lake and the trip is not to be missed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Have wanted to photograph this iconic lake and finally got to do so. Waited for sunset and got my Wild Goose Island shot I wanted although there were no clouds in the sky so sunset itself was not great. But the light on the mountains as the sun went down was beautiful. Worth a stop for sure!

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Foothill Ranch, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The road that leads to this beautiful lake is teaming with wildlife. Grizzly and black bear were spotted along the base of the mountains that this road goes past. Then when you round the corner and spot this gorgeous lake, it's breath taking.

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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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