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Saint Mary Lake
Saint Mary Lake
is the second-largest lake in Glacier National Park, in the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Montana.[2] Located on the east side of the park, the Going-to-the-Sun Road parallels the lake along its north shore. At an altitude of 4,484 feet (1,367 m), Saint Mary Lake's waters are colder and lie almost 1,500 feet (460 m) higher in altitude than Lake McDonald, the largest lake in the park, which is located on the west side of the Continental Divide. Here, the great plains end and the Rocky Mountains begin in an abrupt 5,000-foot (1,500 m) altitude change, with Little Chief Mountain
Little Chief Mountain
posing a formidable southern flank above the west end of the lake. The lake is 9.9 miles (15.9 km) long and 300 feet (91 m) deep with a surface area of 3,923 acres (15.88 km2). The waters of the lake rarely rise above 50 °F (10 °C) and are home to various species of trout. During the winter, the lake is often completely frozen over with ice up to 4 feet (1.2 m) thick. The opening scene in the 1980 Stanley Kubrick
Stanley Kubrick
film The Shining was shot at Saint Mary Lake.[3] Gallery[edit]

Aerial panorama

From Sun Point

Lakeside panorama

See also[edit] List of lakes in Glacier County, Montana

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References[edit]

^ "Saint Mary Lake". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-01-30.  ^ "Saint Mary, MT" (Map (USGS Quad)). TopoQuest. Retrieved 2011-01-30.  ^ "The Shining (1980) - Trivia". IMDb. Retrieved 1 January

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