Photograph Wild Goose Island

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Added by Josiah Roe

One of the most iconic photography locations in one of the most iconic parks in the world.

Wild Goose Island in Glacier National Park is one of the most iconic photography locations in the park. As a subject it differs wildly from time of year and time of day; a gorgeous 14' tall element surrounded by a vast alpine lake in the heart of a glaciated valley set against glacier-carved peaks.

The Wild Goose Island viewpoint can be found along the eastern end of Going-To-The-Sun Road along Saint Mary Lake, about 12 miles from the town of St. Mary to the east.

Going-To-The-Sun Road is closed during winters though they often open a section past the viewpoint by the middle of June, so be sure to check the road conditions.

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6 months ago

Over-photographed, for good reason

This is classic Glacier National Park. If you're in East Glacier, its worth stopping off at. Wild Goose Island has probably been photographed a million times, but it doesn't make this any less beautiful. Check it out for yourself!

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6 months ago

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This look out for photography is what most people think of when they think of Glacier National Park. Fairy easy to get to but can be crowded with tripods.

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