Two Medicine Lake
Medicine Lake is a beautiful lake found in the southeast section
of Glacier National Park. The eastern shore of Two Medicine Lake
has several services along with a fairly large campground.
Fishing and recreational
boating pressure on Two Medicine Lake is quite light. Most of the use
of the lake comes from people out on the lake canoeing or the periodic
sightseeing boat that also serves as a handy shuttle dropping hikers
off on their way into the interior of Glacier National Park. Very few
people actually fish Two Medicine Lake.
The fishing on Two
Medicine Lake is very good for brook trout and rainbow trout. The brook
trout, in particular, provide wonderful fishing and average between
10-12 inches. These fish are eager and will hit most any dry fly presented
their way in a decent manner.
Since Two Medicine
Lake lies on the east side of the continental divide, windy conditions
on the lake are common - thus making fly fishing a challenge. If high
winds drive you off the lake, consider going just past the lakes outlet
down to Pray Lake (which borders the Two Medicine Campground). This
lake is much smaller and much more sheltered from the wind. This lake
also receives the most fishing pressure due to the proximity of the
Access to Two Medicine
Lake is excellent. The eastern side of the lake is well developed,
with a road ending right at the lakes shoreline. Additionally, the
shoreline on the eastern end of the lake is exposed gravel and small
rock, making walking along it easy. The remainder of the lakes shoreline
is followed by a number of hiking trails, most of which are very close
to the lake.
The Two Medicine
Campground provides camping right at the base of Two Medicine Lake.
Several backcountry campsites are also located near the western end
of Two Medicine Lake.
Two Medicine Lake
also serves as a focal point for numerous trailheads that lead off
into the interior of Glacier National Park. The beautiful Dawson-Pitamakin
Loop Trail begins at Two Medicine, as do the Upper Two Medicine Lake
Trail, the Cobalt Lake Trail and the Scenic
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