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Two Medicine Lake Boat Tour

Glacier National Park

Glacier + Northern Lewis Range, Montana

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  • The boat dock at Two Medicine Lake.- Two Medicine Lake Boat Tour
  • Boarding the Sinopah.- Two Medicine Lake Boat Tour
  • Sinopah Mountain over Two Medicine Lake.- Two Medicine Lake Boat Tour
  • The west boat dock.- Two Medicine Lake Boat Tour
  • Heading back to the Two Medicine dock.- Two Medicine Lake Boat Tour
  • Grizzly Mountain in the distance.- Two Medicine Lake Boat Tour
  • Paradise Point on Two Medicine Lake.- Two Medicine Lake Boat Tour
  • From left to right, Painted Tipi Peak, Sinopah Mountain, and Mount Helen.- Two Medicine Lake Boat Tour
  • Aboard the Sinopah on Two Medicine Lake.- Two Medicine Lake Boat Tour
  • Rising Wolf Mountain and the north shore of Two Medicine Lake.- Two Medicine Lake Boat Tour
  • Cooling off by the west boat dock.- Two Medicine Lake Boat Tour
  • - Two Medicine Lake Boat Tour
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Pros: 
Great hiking shuttle. Beautiful scenery. Classic boat.
Cons: 
Not free.
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Region:
Glacier + Northern Lewis Range, MT
Congestion: 
High
Pets allowed: 
No
Parking Pass: 
National Park Pass
Preferable Season(s):
Summer
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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The Glacier Park Boat Company has been running boat trips on the lakes of Glacier National Park since 1938. Today, they still operate on five lakes in the park: Swiftcurrent Lake and Lake Josephine at Many Glaciers, Lake McDonald, Lake Mary, and Two Medicine Lake. These boat trips all offer visitors a great chance to see the scenery of Glacier from the water and locations that some people may not be able to reach on foot. In some cases, the trips also act as a hikers’ shuttle, shaving miles off many backcountry hikes.

The boat plying Two Medicine Lake is the historic Sinopah, built in 1926. It is a 45-foot vessel Coast Guard authorized to carry 49 passengers.

Two Medicine Lake is about 2 miles long, and the boat trip from the east end to the west side boat dock saves about 2.5 miles (each way) of hiking on the North Shore Trail for destinations like Upper Two Medicine Lake, No Name Lake, Dawson Pass, and Oldman Lake. The trip is also very scenic and informative on its own. On some of the scheduled trips, there are ranger-led hikes to Twin Falls or Dawson Pass that are free to ticket holders. At the west dock, there is a small shelter and some nice beaches for relaxing and swimming. If there are more people needing a return trip in the late afternoon than will fit on the boat, the company will add additional trips so no one is stranded.

Check with the boat kiosk for current trip times and costs. The season generally runs from late June through Labor Day.

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