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St. Mary Lake

1 mile from St. Mary on Going-to-the-Sun Road, Glacier National Park, MT
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You won't find a more impressive lake

The views of St. Mary Lake as you make your way up the Going-to-the-sun road are some of the best... read more

Reviewed yesterday
sjohnston12
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Seattle, Washington
Smoke

Enjoyed the lake, but I know that the views and the glaciers were so obstructed by fire smoke, it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
joedvet
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Arlington, Texas
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1 mile from St. Mary on Going-to-the-Sun Road, Glacier National Park, MT
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Reviewed yesterday

The views of St. Mary Lake as you make your way up the Going-to-the-sun road are some of the best in the world. Be sure to take your time and play along the lakeshore along the way.

Thank sjohnston12
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the lake, but I know that the views and the glaciers were so obstructed by fire smoke, it was a poor comparison to it's true beauty.

Thank joedvet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take the boat ride. The scenery from the lake is beautiful and the guides tell you things about the lake you won't learn on your own We also took the hike to St Mary's falls. Good ranger talk. Hike harder than they make out. No...More

Thank Hugh F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are many gorgeous things about Glacier National Park, and Lake St. Mary is certainly one of them. On a truly gorgeous day, we took an afternoon ride in around the lake. Good narration by the boat's crew and the scenery is captivating. Learning about...More

2  Thank Bradbhandy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This lake is visible only via hike and it is totally worth the effort to see it. A huge, beautiful lake, surrounded by breathtaking mountains.

Thank pp21401
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

beautiful lake. the little island is really pretty. we drove past this lake which is pretty large beautiful and clear well worth the trip

Thank betsy p
Reviewed 16 August 2017

This lake is stunningly beautiful. The water is a lovely teal with colorful stones on the bottom. We saw moose at a distance feeding in the water. There's a hike that goes along the lake past three waterfalls. You do go through a burn area...More

Thank Helen H
Reviewed 5 August 2017

St Mary's lake starts within a couple of miles on GST once you cross the GNP East entrance. If time permits, you can do the boat tour; if not, please make sure you make a few spots along the way during your drive of GST;...More

Thank Kalyan P
Reviewed 5 August 2017

This needs to be on your hiking list! View, nature, and always a chance encounter with wildlife!! Enjoy!!

1  Thank BKOAZ
Reviewed 5 August 2017

We experience this lake on our way to West Glacier. It is beautiful and very serene. A must to see if in Glacier Park.

Thank French S
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Koli D
8 September 2017|
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Response from helenandpaul13 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure about this because we saw it from above. We sat for lunch at a picnic stop above the lake and saw a boat taking tourists for a trip. You can get to see lots of wildlife from the boat so take along your... More
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Carly E
21 June 2017|
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Response from wolfcreek850 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I'm sorry you have had no responses to your question, I just saw the notification. Lake McDonald Lodge is beautiful and there are plenty of places there by the lake for a picnic. Trail of the Cedars is a nice hike on... More
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