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Glacier County, Montana

Explore Two Medicine Lake

Originally added by Jason Hatfield

One of Glacier NPs original visitor areas, Two Medicine Lake offers incredible photography, camping, boating, and hiking in a lesser traveled area of the park.

Two Medicine Lake sits in the southeastern part of Glacier NP away from the more popular Going-to-the-Sun Road. The 2-mile long lake has a 100 site campground that serves visitors on a first-come-first-serve basis; the campground opens mid-April and closes in November. From the main parking area, 12 different hikes can be accessed as well as a ramp for launching watercraft. (http://www.nps.gov/glac/learn/upload/Day-Hike-Guide-2016.pdf)

The tall peaks to the west of the lake make Two Medicine an incredible spot for sunrise photography and the shore offers numerous options for foreground elements. The lake and surrounding areas are frequented by wildlife, including grizzly bears, so travel in groups, make noise, and carry bear spray.

Looking for a longer day hike or overnight? Check out Hike to Upper Two Medicine Lake.

Get information for pets in the park here.

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Chillin
Camping
Fishing
Photography
Running
Kayaking
Hiking
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Forest
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Handicap Accessible
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Amazing Lake

I had a blast exploring Two Medicine Lake. It was pretty windy when I went, but the sunrise was amazing there. I'd definitely recommend adding this to your list of places to go when you come.

Awesome Lake

Two Medicine captures the true beauty of GNP. Drive the Going-to-the-Sun Road while you're there.

Beautiful Lake!

This is a great park of Glacier! Views, hikes, and dramatic weather rolling across the lake - an amazing spot!

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on.

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