Cameron Lake, Waterton Lakes National Park

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Found between the mountain peaks of the Akamina Ridge, Cameron Lake represents a sub-alpine lake that is one of many bodies of water that makes up the surrounding national park. Take in the views along the 16 km (10 mi) highway to reach the lake at 1,646 m (5,400 ft) above sea level. Breathe in the fresh, crisp air as you take in the mountainous scenery. Picnic along the shore, or venture out onto the water in a rented paddleboat or kayak. Various hiking trails are available for all levels of fitness. You may even spot a grizzly bear on the far slopes of the lake. Work out when and for how long to visit Cameron Lake and other Waterton Lakes National Park attractions using our handy Waterton Lakes National Park vacation maker site .
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  • If you love the outdoors this is worth the drive down the dirt road, just remember the wildlife has the right of way so proceed with caution!!  more »
  • We went by boat out on the Cameron Lake. It was a beautiful day even with the wind that dominates the lake most of the year. You cannot express the grandeur of the lake and the mountains. I would go t...  more »
  • We usually go to Waterton every year and one of our favorite places to always go is Cameron Lake. This last year they opened the public access again. It had been closed due to renovations and upgrades...  more »
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  • Beautiful place. Gravel beach and cold water but a great place to spend the day on the water. So clear you can see to the bottom.
  • Very nice place. The scenery is amazing up there. They have made a new parking lot, so that is nice. My only complaint is that on really busy weekends it is still impossible to get parking up there. I get a kick out of how they blocked one single picknick table because of a bear and left the other one 5 meters over open......
  • This is awesome. Place. Cam even swim in August. Very nice hike all the way up
  • Windabout longish drive up from Waterton Village but worth it. You know you're in the boonies with no cell phone service. The lake is clear pristine, and you can see the mountains across the border in Montana about 1.5 miles / 2.4 km from the visitor centre and docks. Boat, canoe, and paddleboard rentals are available. There is also scenic hiking, but we didn't have time to do that.
  • Beautiful lake, with affordable canoe and kayak rentals.
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