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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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stunning views in a quieter area

did not disappoint even with some smokiness from forest fires in canada. Our advice is to get to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chrissie M
Pretty stop

Plan to stop at St Mary Lake visitor center for interesting interpretive programs. The lake itself... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Carpediemsollasollew
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“boat ride” (32 reviews)
“rising sun” (12 reviews)
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1 mile from St. Mary on Going-to-the-Sun Road, Glacier National Park, MT
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

did not disappoint even with some smokiness from forest fires in canada. Our advice is to get to the park early before the crowds hit the pass then do a walk and then drive back late afternoon after the crowds have gone. Otherwise you will...More

Thank Chrissie M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Plan to stop at St Mary Lake visitor center for interesting interpretive programs. The lake itself offers wildlife viewing, especially waterfowl. Many bear seen ambling through the campground there as well.

Thank Carpediemsollasollew
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Goose Island overlook is the iconic Glacier photo op. Plenty of parking... early morning best for photos. (sunrise)

Thank cptrph
Reviewed 10 October 2017

The Glacier National Park as a whole should be in every ones bucket list. One of the most beautiful places I have ever seen with untouchable nature. I felt it was bit steep to charge $30 USD to access the park. We were lucky that...More

Thank Vanessa P
Reviewed 4 October 2017

This is easily one of my favorite views of Glacier National park. The trail from sun point walks along St.Mary Lake & the campground Rising Sun is just across the Going to the sun Road.

Thank April B
Reviewed 1 October 2017

skies slightly smoky, but didnt detract too much for the Beauty of this lake. We stopped at the outlook area to gaze at the lake and to take photos. breathtaking

Thank kiwiaz
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Stopped to do this very short hike while driving GGTS road to Many Glacier area. Huge parking lot with lots of parking spaces and restrooms. Can hike to several waterfalls from this area. The views were amazing at Sunpoint. Worth the time and effort. You...More

Thank Sherry B
Reviewed 28 September 2017

My rating of excellent is based on viewing lake on previous visits to Glacier, without the smoke. During this visit the East side of the park was very smokey. We went by the lake 4 times, on one time we could barely see Wild Goose...More

Thank webbfoot
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Visited here during recent wildfires so the whole area shrouded in smoke. Would recommend visiting earlier in the year when thr fire risk is lower

Thank Pole2Pole_Images
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Beautiful views and plenty of places to pull over so you can get out of the car and take pictures. There was a smoky haze that filled the air when I was there due to the fires but you could still see the mountains.

Thank AAHolt
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Koli D
7 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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