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Medicine Lake

Jasper National Park, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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19 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The lake is breathtaking but also a great spot for wildlife. Bald eagles have a nest there, need binoculars though, saw mama and baby bear and if you like the little friends, lots of pikas. Just seat on the rocks to the right and stay put, you will see them...

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Kalispell, Montana
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84 attraction reviews
369 helpful votes 369 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

If you are not interested in geology, you will most likely be unimpressed and completely bored with this particular lake. There is a pair of nesting Bald Eagles high in a tree near the shoreline. Later in the season after the eaglets leave the nest, you may see those majestic birds soaring above you as they fish in the lake... More

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Tugun, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Yet another of Natures little beauties. Great photos of this lake. WIsh I lived in Jasper so I could visit these amazing places every week.

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New Glasgow, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We went for a wedding. There was a Grizzly bear stopping them from getting married right on the lake, so they got married by one of those information stands off the road. It was still beautiful there. Would defiantly go back.

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Sachse, Texas
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199 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

There were bold Eagles are on the top of the trees around the lake. The lake is OK. The water in the lake was low in May.

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Parkesburg, Pennsylvania
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78 reviews 78 reviews
19 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014 via mobile

The science/story behind this lake is fascinating and when we went during the summer the views were very pretty. The crackled, dry ground at the shore was cool and we saw an elk from a distance down the shore. When we started driving down the road again a bunch of mountain sheep scaled up the cliff by the lake and... More

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Jarvenpaa, Finland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Ok, lake disappears during winter... but... we were there in July, and nothing special to see. Views were nice, but not spectacular.

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Buford, Georgia
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63 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

There;s this whole thing about how the lake disappears in the winter, but you don't actually see that happen. There are a lot more beautiful mountain lakes without the hoard of bus people.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Medicine Lake is quite beautifull and very unusual in that the lake appears to drain away each Autumn, almost like the tide going out in an estuary. Until recently no-one knew why the water disappears until it was discovered that it drains out through sink holes in the bottom, streaming through caves before reappearing again in the Maligne canyon. As... More

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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
30 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

This is a lovely lake to sit by and chill. it is right by the road and is great for taking pictures but there is not much else to do other than go for a walk round it which we didnt do.

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