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Cameron Lake

Address: Akima Pkwy. | 13 km (8 mi) southwest of town of Waterton Park, Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Owner description: The climax of a 16 km (10 mile) scenic highway known as the Akamina Parkway, is Cameron Lake...
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Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Owner description: The climax of a 16 km (10 mile) scenic highway known as the Akamina Parkway, is Cameron Lake. Nestled between the majestic mountain peaks of the Akamina Ridge, this sub-alpine lake is one of many serene bodies of water that makes up Waterton Lakes National Park. Beautiful Cameron lake is a great place to rent a canoe and grizzlies are often seen on the far slopes.

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Sacramento, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Looks like a great place to kayak, but go before Labor Day as rentals are closed for the season later in September. It's very pretty surrounded by snow!

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Pecatonica, Illinois
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86 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The lake is really beautiful. We really liked it because there is a trail to walk around the lake. As soon as you are just a bit away from the parking lot and entrance, you lose a great deal of the tourists and can enjoy the scenery without so many people around you. The road was quite crowded on the... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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80 reviews 80 reviews
35 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We enjoyed the drive to this pretty lake. As it was early morning we saw lots of long horned sheep (ewes and lambs) along the road. We saw jays at the lake and read the signs in the small naturalist building. Food is available there and some people took longer hikes around part of the lake.

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Ottawa, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

A nice drive through the mountains with lots of critters. Lots of places to pull off and hike. The lake itself is beautiful.

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Calgary Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

a 30 minute drive to the lake where you can almost hike to the end and the US border. Need to stop as Grizzly bears are feeding past the no go zone. food available (snacks) at the visit center. as well as canoe rentals and those fishing caught fish.

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61 reviews 61 reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This is a nice lake to kayak or canoe on. If you have time you can walk around the lake. The boats are closed now until next summer, but it is a fun thing to do. The Lake is beautiful

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Dalton, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

They had paddle boats, both feet paddle and oars. My husband and I used the foot paddle boats. We had a great time. The scenery is breathtaking. It was a gorgeous day. We were there the first week in September. No fishing allowed after 9/1. My husband was disappointed about this. Please drive down to the lake . It is... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

What a beautiful area to visit. I had no idea this area was so close to town. A Park Ranger told us we should take the drive and I am so glad we did.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Walking trails, lakeside activities, remote and quiet. Alpine forest. Easy to drive to. Visit can be a two hour or 10 hour hiking experience.

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Indian springs, al
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Unfortunately or maybe fortunately, we didn't see any bear. We went early in the morning and thoroughly enjoyed the walk. Wild flowers were abundant. The lake is lovely. There are nice restroom and picnic facilities. You can rent canoes and kayaks though we opted no to. We saw a moose on the road on the way to the lake. There... More 

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