St. Mary Lake

St. Mary Lake, Glacier National Park: Address, Phone Number, St. Mary Lake Reviews: 4.5/5

St. Mary Lake
4.5
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Point Lookout, MO232 contributions
Beautiful from just about every angle
Jul 2021
There's so many spots on the Going to the Sun Road where you should stop and take pictures of this lake just after Logan Pass. Especially if it's very early in the morning with still waters, or late in the evening around twilight. You could make a whole day just driving and hiking around St. Mary Lake taking pictures and enjoying the natural beauty that exists.
Written October 13, 2021
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Edward C
San Diego, CA33 contributions
St Mary Lake
Sep 2021
This is a pretty lake in the east side of the park. There is a little island in the middle. The tour buses don't stop here anymore.
Written September 10, 2021
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Aaron W
4 contributions
St Mary’s Lake
Jul 2021 • Family
Was a beautiful lake and easy to get to. The water was extremely blue. Was really convenient hiking to with a one year old.
Written August 22, 2021
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micndav
Pittsburgh, PA30 contributions
Beautiful Lake
Jul 2021
We drove around the lake on the Going to the Sun Road. Stop at various spots to capture the beauty. We also spotted a family of moose in one of the inlets of the lake. Amazing to see a bull, mom, and baby all together!
Written July 21, 2021
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lithlith
Michigan742 contributions
Lovely Lake!
Jul 2021
St. Mary Lake is beautiful, especially when the sun is shining and you're able to see all of the various blues! There are several turnoffs from the Going to the Sun Road where you'll be able to take great photos of the lake and surrounding mountains. We saw that there were tour boats on the lake, but didn't have time to investigate that this time, but next time we might enjoy a boat tour.
Written July 11, 2021
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA11,235 contributions
Beautiful lake
Sep 2020
Covid has shut down access to much of the eastern side of the park, and that includes most of this lake, but it can be accessed from the parking area at Sun Point, which is where the Going to the Sun Road currently ends.

From the nature trail that can be accessed from the parking lot you can appreciate the beautiful reflection of the mountains on the water.
Written October 26, 2020
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RichardK938
West Palm Beach, FL642 contributions
High Lake with Best Views
Aug 2020
By the time you reach this lake on your eastward drive, you've climbed high into the mountains and the views just keep getting better and better. Spend plenty of time here, explore the waterfalls and hikes.
Written September 23, 2020
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cookpias
Los Angeles, CA1,693 contributions
Beautiful
Sep 2020
This is one of the few places we found no crowds--at the picnic area towards where the road currently ends (the East entrances are closed). A lovely, peaceful spot.
Written September 21, 2020
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LiketoeatCincinnati
Cincinnati, OH2,340 contributions
Very Beautiful Lake
Sep 2020 • Couples
It was not very crowded when we visited, but maybe because the east entrance was closed. The views from the lake are extremely beautiful and it was also very peaceful.
Written September 18, 2020
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PandaHouston
Houston, TX5,843 contributions
St Mary Lake is a Beautiful Blue Color
Aug 2020
We came on Monday, 8/31. Because we could not find a parking spot at the small lot for St Mary Falls, we ended up parking at the Sun Point large parking lot and inadvertently hiked that trail to go to St Mary Falls and it took us around St Mary Lake. It was a pleasant surprise because where the trail head starts, you walk along the lake and you get to see all the trees that have been burned by wildfire. The scenery was quite beautiful.

The water was a beautiful blue color and the trail was not too difficult. However, if you hike to all 3 waterfalls (Baring, St Mary and Virginia), it will be 7 miles round trip (took us 3.5 hours) which I thought was a little too long. My favorite was St Mary Falls so if I had to do over, I would have skipped the extra 1.6 miles round trip to Virginia Falls.

I did really enjoy the views of St Mary Lake and I do recommend the Sun Point Trail.
Written September 15, 2020
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