It's said that the mist and clouds shroud the lake from view. We visited the lake four times. On the first day it was completely clear and had a wonderful view. Just as well one had the time before checking in to do this.
Another day we visited the lake to take the mountain path which heads east from the car park. We did about four miles on this just seeing one other person. Funny enough the buses and cars disgorge their occupants for the photo op but few go walking. Not to sure about bears on this path but very atmospheric in the mist.
There are two car parks on the south / south west side. One free the other pay. The latter has the facilities and shops.
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