Lower Two Medicine Lake
Lower Two Medicine Lake in Glacier National Park is a natural lake that
has its level regulated by a dam. The lake itself lies partially in the
Blackfeet Indian Reservation, and as a result you will need a permit
the fish the lower half of the lake. The upper section of Lower Two Medicine
Lake lies within Glacier National Park - thus a permit is not required.
Lower Two Medicine Lake is an attractive lake and is quite long. Steep,
tall mountains flank the upper half of the lake, providing a beautiful
setting for any day of fishing.
Access to Lower Two Medicine Lake is not the best. While Two Medicine
Road follows the lake on its northern side, in order to reach the lakeshore
requires bushwhacking down a fairly steep slope and through dense wood.
Unlike many other lakes in Glacier National Park, no maintained or marked
trails go around the lake.
The fishing in Lower Two Medicine Lake consists primarily of rainbow
trout and brook trout, both of which average around 10-12 inches in size.
The lake can be windy, as it lies on the eastern side of Glacier National
Park, thus making casting a challenge. Due to the lakes large size and
often-windy conditions, float tubes are not the best option for floating.
Instead, consider a pontoon boat or inflatable kayak, as these craft
are better able to withstand the windy conditions.
Pressure on Lower Two Medicine Lake is very light, for both fishing
and other recreational boating. The lack of a boat ramp keeps all motorized
boats off the lake (although an unofficial boat ramp of sorts does exist
on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation side of the lake) and the difficult
hike down to the lake keeps most fishermen away as well. If you are looking
for a relatively easy lake to reach that will provide solitude in a scenic
setting, Lower Two Medicine Lake is a good choice.
There are no campgrounds on Lower Two Medicine Lake. The closest campground
is found not far away, however, as the Two Medicine Campground is just
up the road on the shore of Two Medicine
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