Swiftcurrent Lake

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Swiftcurrent Lake
Swiftcurrent Lake and Mount Wilbur.jpg
Mount Wilbur rises to the west of Swiftcurrent Lake
Location Glacier National Park (U.S.), Glacier County, Montana,
United States
Coordinates 48°47′43″N 113°39′41″W / 48.79528°N 113.66139°W / 48.79528; -113.66139Coordinates: 48°47′43″N 113°39′41″W / 48.79528°N 113.66139°W / 48.79528; -113.66139[1]
Type Natural
Basin countries United States
Max. length 1 mi (1.6 km)
Max. width .5 mi (0.80 km)
Surface elevation 4,878 ft (1,487 m)

Swiftcurrent Lake is located in the Many Glacier region of Glacier National Park, in the U. S. state of Montana.[2] The Many Glacier Hotel, the largest hotel in the park, is along the east shore of the lake. Many hiking trails originate from the area and scenic tour boats provide access to the lake for visitors.

Swiftcurrent Lake lies at 4,878 feet (1,487 m) above sea level.[2] Nearby lakes include the much larger Lake Sherburne to the east and Lake Josephine to the immediate southwest. The mountains immediately west of the lake rise 3,000 feet (910 m) above the lake. The fast disappearing Grinnell Glacier is one of several glaciers and snowfields that provide water for the streams that replenish the lake. Mount Gould, Grinnell Point and Mount Wilbur are the largest mountains immediately west of the lake.

See also[edit]

List of lakes in Glacier County, Montana

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swiftcurrent Lake". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  2. ^ a b "Many Glacier, MT" (Map (USGS Quad)). TopoQuest. Retrieved 2011-01-30.