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Guide to fishing for rainbow trout, brook trout, cutthroat trout, lake trout and northern pike at Lower Saint Mary Lake in Montana.

Lower Saint Mary Lake, MT

Rugged beauty is a good definition of Lower Saint Mary Lake, It is a 2,170-acre lake in the northwest part of the state, 5 miles south of Babb. There are about 15 miles of shoreline, all pretty as a picture.

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Lower Saint Mary Lake, located in Glacier National Park, Montana, is a pristine alpine lake that offers anglers a serene fishing experience amidst breathtaking natural beauty. This picturesque lake is fed by glacial waters and provides a habitat for a variety of fish species.

One of the popular fish species found in Lower Saint Mary Lake is the cutthroat trout. This lake is known for its healthy population of native Westslope cutthroat trout, offering anglers the opportunity to catch these beautiful fish. Anglers can target cutthroat trout using techniques such as fly fishing with dry flies or nymphs, as well as spin fishing with small lures or bait. The crystal-clear waters of the lake make it an ideal setting for sight fishing and presenting flies to these elusive trout.

Anglers visiting Lower Saint Mary Lake should be aware of fishing regulations within Glacier National Park and obtain the appropriate licenses. It's important to follow catch limits, size restrictions, and specific rules to ensure the conservation and preservation of the fish populations and the surrounding natural environment.

With its stunning mountain vistas, pristine waters, and the opportunity to catch native cutthroat trout, Lower Saint Mary Lake offers anglers a unique and memorable fishing experience in the heart of Glacier National Park. Whether it's fly fishing along the shoreline or exploring the nearby streams, this picturesque lake provides a serene and rewarding angling adventure amidst the breathtaking landscapes of Montana.

Despite the attention given to its natural beauty, the real draw here is great fishing. This cold, clear water is loaded with trout and northern pike. Visitors are welcomed by campgrounds, RV hookups, bait, restaurants, and a store at Chewing Black Bones Campground. The lake receives little fishing pressure creating good fishing for both quantity and quality.

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Primary fish species residing in Lower Saint Mary Lake

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Rainbow Trout Cutthroat Trout Brook Trout Lake trout Northern Pike

Lower Saint Mary Lake Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Lower Saint Mary Lake Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, off US Highway 89, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

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Camping facilities are available near Lower Saint Mary Lake, allowing anglers to immerse themselves in the tranquil ambiance of Glacier National Park. Campgrounds provide amenities such as picnic areas, fire pits, and restrooms, making it convenient for anglers and their families to enjoy the beauty of the park while camping near the lake.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Leaning Tree Campground - 406 338-5322

Red Eagle Motel & RV Park - 406 732-4453

Johnson's Campground & RV Park - 406 732-4207

Chewing Black Bones Campground - 406 732-4046

Heart of Glacier RV Park & Cabins - 406 450-0035

Saint Mary Campground - 406 888-7800

St. Mary-East Glacier KOA Holiday - 406 732-4122

Lower Saint Mary Lake MT Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lower Saint Mary Lake
Saint Mary Campground, Glacier National Park
Lp C Rd
Browning, MT 59417
406 888-7800


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