Two Medicine Lake

Glacier National Park

Glacier + Northern Lewis Range, Montana

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Two Medicine Lake


  • Heading out at Two Medicine Lake.- Two Medicine Lake
  • The Sinopah crossing the lake.- Two Medicine Lake
  • Sinopah Mountain.- Two Medicine Lake
  • Little beach on Two Medicine.- Two Medicine Lake
  • Rising Wolf Mountain.- Two Medicine Lake
  • Dogs love Two Medicine Lake!- Two Medicine Lake
  • Sinopah Mountain.- Two Medicine Lake
  • Glacier is grand!- Two Medicine Lake
  • The trail to Cobalt Lake heads up this canyon.- Two Medicine Lake
  • Rising Wolf Mountain is the largest (by mass) in the park.- Two Medicine Lake
  • Happiness is paddling in Glacier National Park!- Two Medicine Lake
  • Dogs are allowed on the lake (even in rental boats).- Two Medicine Lake
  • Two Medicine Lake.- Two Medicine Lake
Overview + Weather
Beautiful scenery. Access to hiking trails. A few isolated beaches. Rental boats available.
Can get windy.
Glacier + Northern Lewis Range, MT
Site characteristics: Water: 
Motorized watercraft allowed: 
Parking Pass: 
National Park Pass
Portage required: 
Preferable Season(s):
Summer, Fall
Shuttle required: 
Total Distance: 
4.00 mi (6.44 km)
Typically multi-day: 
Water difficulty: 
Easy / Class A
Water temperature: 
32.00 °F (0.00 °C)
Current Local Weather:
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Paddle Description

Paddle Description

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Two Medicine Lake is one of the least-visited road-served areas of Glacier National Park. It also happens to be one of the most scenic, but it is a bit off of the beaten track, and what was once the main access point for the park has become less visited due to its distance from the Going-to-the-Sun Road. There is a commercial boat trip across the lake, and trails encircle the entire shore, but one of the best ways to experience the scenery and tranquility of “Two Med” is by canoe or kayak. Luckily for those who didn’t bring a boat, they are available to rent at the east dock near the general store.

Kayakers have many options in paddling Two Med. The shoreline is not very varied, and there are no wetlands except for the far western end, but the scenery from any vantage point is marvelous, and there are several beaches to pull up boats and experience nearly complete solitude. The lake is about 2 miles long.

While dogs are not allowed on any park trails, they are allowed on the lake for a ride and a swim.

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