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Here are the 19 lakes we have listed within USA > West > Montana - compared by Longest Shorelines.

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Lake Name Shoreline length in miles Lake Description
Fort Peck Lake
(Montana, USA)
1,520 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 ...
Lake Koocanusa
(British Columbia, Canada / Montana, USA)
249 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 ...
Flathead Lake
(Montana, USA)
161 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 ...
Canyon Ferry Lake
(Montana, USA)
76 Canyon Ferry Lake Pictures Outdoor lovers pay attention! This is one vacation area you won't want to miss. For those 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 ...
Saint Mary Lake
(Montana, USA)
23 Saint Mary Lake Pictures 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 ...
Waterton Lakes
(Alberta, Canada / Montana, USA)
18 Waterton Lakes Pictures 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 ...
Whitefish Lake
(Montana, USA)
16 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 ...
Echo Lake
(Montana, USA)
16 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 ...
Bowman Lake
(Montana, USA)
14 Bowman Lake Pictures 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 ...
Kintla Lake
(Montana, USA)
13 Kintla Lake Pictures One of the most remote campgrounds that can be reached by car in Glacier National Park graces the shore of Kintla Lake. Beautiful Kintla Lake lies in the far northwest corner of the sprawling park, about 40 miles north of the park's west entrance and south of the Canadian border. When park brochures ...
Tally Lake
(Montana, USA)
9 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 ...
Seeley Lake
(Montana, USA)
8 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 ...
Mystic Lake
(Montana, USA)
6 Mystic Lake Pictures 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, ...
Two Medicine Lake
(Montana, USA)
6 Two Medicine Lake Pictures Also known as: Middle Two Medicine Lake
Two Medicine Lake, on Glacier National Park's southeast side, is one of three popular lakes close together and sharing the Two Medicine name. The middle lake, usually referred to as Two Medicine Lake, is the site of a popular campground and a ranger Station. The Two Medicine area was one of the most ...
Leigh Lake
(Montana, USA)
3 Leigh Lake Pictures Often described as one of the world's most unique lakes, little Leigh Lake holds waters so clear that viewers feel as though they could reach down and touch the bottom many feet below. The lake, located in Montana's Glacier Country, is the largest in the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness Area portion of ...
Grinnell Lake
(Montana, USA)
2 Grinnell Lake Pictures Also known as: Grinnell Lake Trail, Lower Grinnell Lake
Grinnell Lake is the reward at the end of the Grinnell Lake Trail. And what a reward it is! The entire trail, although considered one of the easiest hikes in Glacier National Park, also offers some of the most spectacular scenery. The trail skirts several lakes and offers beautiful views of the Continental ...
Lake Josephine
(Montana, USA)
2 Lake Josephine Pictures One of the prettiest lakes in Many Glaciers Valley is Lake Josephine. This glacier-fed lake covers 137 acres upstream from better-known Swiftcurrent Lake and receives numerous visitors over the course of a year. A highlight of any trip to the east side of Glacier National Park, Lake Josephine takes ...
Swiftcurrent Lake
(Montana, USA)
2 Swiftcurrent Lake Pictures 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)
1 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 ...

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