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Medicine Lake

Jasper National Park, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Columbus, Indiana, United States
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64 reviews 64 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This was our second visit to Medicine Lake, occuring in June 2014. Our previous visit took place in early September 2012. On our first visit the lake looked beautiful, full and deep. On this visit it was still beautiful, but much "smaller", the shoreline showing where it has been before. If you read about this lake, you will find that... More

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Toronto, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

On the way from Jasper to Maligne Lake, this lake was really serene and the changing water levels made it look and photograph differently from different places along its length. We spotted not one, not two - but three bears along its perimeter. Surely a hotspot for wildlife! What was even more amazing is that the bears continued to graze... More

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Calgary, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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181 reviews 181 reviews
84 attraction reviews
374 helpful votes 374 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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263 reviews 263 reviews
205 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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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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93 reviews 93 reviews
63 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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