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Lake Name Maximum depth in feet Lake Description
Tally Lake
(Montana, USA)
492 Tally Lake Message Forums Also known as: Talley Lake
Tally Lake, in Montana's Glacier Country region, is fast becoming a favorite among the adventurous. Located 15 miles west of the town of Whitefish, the lake lies in the Salish Mountains within the Flathead National Forest, providing tons of active outdoor entertainment for hikers, campers and water ...
Hungry Horse Reservoir
(Montana, USA)
490 Hungry Horse Reservoir Pictures Hungry Horse Reservoir Message Forums Hungry Horse Reservoir in Montana's Glacier Country offers a wealth of recreational opportunities to northwestern Montana visitors. The nearly 24,000-acre lake provides flood control and hydroelectric power to the area as well as being a focal point for recreation within the Flathead National Forest. ...
Waterton Lakes
(Alberta, Canada / Montana, USA)
487 Waterton Lakes Pictures Waterton Lakes Message Forums Also known as: Chief Mountain Lake, Knights Lake, Kootenay Lakes
"Where the mountains meet the prairies" is the motto of Waterton Lakes National Park, the home of three Waterton Lakes that straddle the Montana-Alberta, Canada border. This unique landscape is one of the very few places where the prairies meet the Rockies without the transitional foothills common in ...
Lake McDonald
(Montana, USA)
472 Lake McDonald Pictures Lake McDonald Message Forums It's barely daylight and his family is still sleeping in their lakeside cabin on Lake McDonald. He was so eager; he couldn't wait. Nothing breaks the quiet of the morning except the swish and pop of his fly road as he casts for trout in Lake McDonald. For years he's dreamed of vacationing in Glacier ...
Flathead Lake
(Montana, USA)
371 Flathead Lake Pictures Carved out by the historic glaciers of the last ice age approximately 11,000 years ago, Flathead Lake is one of the largest natural freshwater lakes in the western United States. The Kerr Dam regulates water flow from the lake's major tributaries -- the Flathead and Swan Rivers -- providing hydroelectric ...
Lake Koocanusa
(British Columbia, Canada / Montana, USA)
370 Lake Koocanusa Pictures Also known as: Koocanusa Lake, Koocanusa Reservoir
In the far north of the United States, tucked into the northwestern end of Montana, is the long, narrow Lake Koocanusa. This lake is actually a man-made reservoir, created by the damming of the Kootenai (or, alternatively, Kootenay) River in the late 1960's and early 1970's. The dam that was built ...
Saint Mary Lake
(Montana, USA)
300 Saint Mary Lake Pictures Saint Mary Lake Message Forums Also known as: St. Mary Lake, Saint Mary's Lake, St. Mary's Lake
At 3900 acres, Saint Mary Lake is the second-largest lake in Glacier National Park. Saint Mary Lake is one of the most visited lakes, because the popular 'Going To The Sun Road' travels along the northern side of the lake for several miles. The road offers several spots where car travelers can get down ...
Bowman Lake
(Montana, USA)
253 Bowman Lake Pictures Bowman Lake Message Forums Bowman Lake is located in the northwest corner of scenic Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. The crystal clear waters of Bowman Lake reflect the peaks of the Livingston Mountain Range in Glacier National Park's North Fork region. Just 32 miles south of the Canadian border, the simplicity and ...
Whitefish Lake
(Montana, USA)
232 Whitefish Lake Pictures Surrounded by the Rocky Mountains, Whitefish Lake in Northwestern Montana spans 3,315 acres and is seven miles long. Created by a melted glacier, the lake sits at the base of Whitefish Mountain Resort and is just miles from Glacier National Park. The shoreline of Whitefish Lake is rapidly being developed ...
Fort Peck Lake
(Montana, USA)
220 Fort Peck Lake Pictures Fort Peck Lake, located 20 miles southeast of Glasgow, Montana on Montana Highway 24, is the 5th-largest man-made reservoir by volume in the United States and is Montana's largest lake. Named after an old trading post, Fort Peck Lake is one of six lakes on the Missouri River. The other five lakes are ...
Ashley Lake
(Montana, USA)
215 Ashley Lake Pictures Ashley Lake Message Forums Also known as: Ashley Lake
Ashley Lake is a special treat in Montana's Glacier Country. Several miles of gravel road are required to get to the lake's shore, so it is never overcrowded. The nearest large town is Kalispell, 16 miles away. The 2,850-acre lake is an amazing shade of turquoise blue when the sun hits it in the afternoons. ...
McGregor Lake
(Montana, USA)
205 McGregor Lake Message Forums Clear, deep McGregor Lake shines in northwestern Montana's Glacier Country. Set against the backdrop of the Flathead National Forest and the Flathead Valley, McGregor Lake is surrounded by some of Montana's most abundant recreation opportunities. Ski slopes, snowmobile trails, golf courses and hiking ...
Mystic Lake
(Montana, USA)
205 Mystic Lake Pictures Mystic Lake Message Forums One of the prettiest lakes in Montana's Yellowstone Country is Mystic Lake. This beautiful lake sits at 7,637 feet above sea level in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness and can be reached only by a more-than three-mile trail. The trail is somewhat steep in spots, and can be dangerous in bad weather, ...
Quake Lake
(Montana, USA)
190 Quake Lake Pictures Quake Lake Message Forums Also known as: Earthquake Lake
In a natural phenomenon seldom seen in today's world, a massive earthquake and landslide created Montana's Quake Lake in 1959. In pre-recorded history, a young, restless earth formed many lakes when existing watercourses were blocked. Earthquake Lake, more commonly shortened to Quake Lake, is one of ...
Canyon Ferry Lake
(Montana, USA)
160 Canyon Ferry Lake Pictures For lake lovers who relish the beauty of nature and the wonder of wildlife, there's no better place to relax and have fun than at Canyon Ferry Lake. At 35,181 acres, Canyon Ferry Lake is one of Montana's largest lakes, and one of the most popular recreational lakes in the state. It's long and narrow, ...
Thompson Chain of Lakes
(Montana, USA)
160 Thompson Chain of Lakes Pictures Thompson Chain of Lakes Message Forums Also known as: Loon Lake ,Horseshoe Lake, Chrystal Lake, Upper Thompson Lake, Middle Thompson Lake, Lower Thompson Lake, McGregor Lake, Lavon Lake, Little Loon Lake, Banana Lake, Bootjack Lake, Cad Lake, Cibid Lake, Lilly Pad Lake, Myron Lake, Rainbow Lake,Topless Lake
Most visitors driving along US 2 in Montana's Glacier Country region have likely admired the Thompson Chain of Lakes as they passed. Located about 45 miles south of Libby, the group of glacial kettle lakes along the highway present a lovely view of one of Montana's more remote vacation destinations. ...
Crystal Lake
(Montana, USA)
154 Crystal Lake Message Forums Spring-fed Crystal Lake is tucked away in a remote area of Montana's Glacier County with mountains springing up on both sides. The 186-acre body of water is part of the Thompson Chain-of-Lakes, comprised of 19 lakes along a 20 mile corrider. The lakes range from three to 1,300 acres, with warm water ...
Swan Lake
(Montana, USA)
133 Swan Lake Pictures Swan Lake Message Forums Montana conjures images of snow-capped mountains and clean waters full of fish, and Swan Lake more than lives up to that reputation. Surrounded by the Flathead National Forest in Glacier Country, Swan Lake is popular with boaters while still maintaining its isolated forested character. It is nestled ...
Seeley Lake
(Montana, USA)
125 Seeley Lake Pictures Tucked in the Clearwater Valley of western Montana lies a 1,025-acre body of water called Seeley Lake. This glacial lake is considered to be part of a chain of lakes, with the Clearwater River being the link that connects them all together. Seeley Lake, though perhaps not the best-known ...
Echo Lake
(Montana, USA)
71 Echo Lake Message Forums Tiny islands, curving coves and wide bays are part of the allure of northern Montana's Echo Lake. Coupled with mountains, wildlife, and the smell of the fresh outdoors, and this 725-acre lake is hard to forget. Grab your summer or winter gear and plan your trip to this piece of paradise. Echo Lake ...
Hebgen Lake
(Montana, USA)
70 Hebgen Lake Pictures Hebgen Lake Message Forums Anglers will find some of Montana's best stillwater trout fishing at Hebgen Lake. The 12,500-acre reservoir lies conveniently just outside the western entry to Yellowstone National Park. An artificial reservoir created in 1914 along the Madison River by the Montana Reservoir and Irrigation Company, ...
Swiftcurrent Lake
(Montana, USA)
30 Swiftcurrent Lake Pictures Swiftcurrent Lake Message Forums When many visitors to Glacier National Park think of lakes in the area, it is often Swiftcurrent Lake that comes to mind. Often photographed, this beautiful little glacier-fed lake hosts the Many Glaciers Hotel and is the one most park visitors to the east entrance first see. Stunning, with towering ...
Spoon Lake
(Montana, USA)
28 Spoon Lake Message Forums Set along the western edge of Montana's Glacier National Park, amid towering mountain peaks and lush, echoing valleys, Spoon Lake rests in an outdoor lover's paradise. Rugged hiking trails surround the pristine lake and plenty of wildlife can be seen on a daily basis. The city of Columbia Falls, also ...
Ennis Lake
(Montana, USA)
20 Ennis Lake Message Forums In 1905 the Montana Power Company built a dam on the Madison River, creating Ennis Lake. The two and a half mile long lake stretches across Montana's Gold West Country in some of the state's best fly fishing territory. Its proximity to Yellowstone National Park makes it an exceptional home base for ...


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