Swiftcurrent Lake

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Swiftcurrent Lake
Swiftcurrent Lake in Glacier National Park
LocationGlacier National Park (U.S.), Glacier County, Montana,
United States
Coordinates48°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]
Basin countriesUnited States
Max. length1 mi (1.6 km)
Max. width.5 mi (0.80 km)
Surface elevation4,878 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.

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