Saint Mary Lake
Saint Mary Lake is the second-largest lake in Glacier National Park,
U.S. state of Montana.
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 film The Shining was
shot at Saint Mary Lake.
From Sun Point
List of lakes in Glacier County, Montana
Wikimedia Commons has media related to St. Mary Lake.
^ "Saint Mary Lake". Geographic Names Information System. United
States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-01-30.
^ "Saint Mary, MT" (Map (USGS Quad)). TopoQuest. Retrieved
^ "The Shining (1980) - Trivia". IMDb. Retrieved 1 January