Cameron Lake, Waterton Lakes National Park

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#2 of 11 in Parks in Waterton Lakes National Park
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. Put Cameron Lake into our Waterton Lakes National Park vacation planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • August 14, 2017
    A stunning place to see, beautiful drive up to the lake from the town site. Lots of people fishing, boat rentals are available.  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    This Lake is very beautiful, there was lot of snow inside and on the peaks, we did the tour which is only 1/2 around the Lake (indeed or neves, there in front, it can be accessed, it s should dwell Grizzlies) but the day was beautiful, canoeing to do or even bathing (we had the luck that the water was good)
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  • August 12, 2017
    Beautiful alpine lake! We'd have definitely spent more time exploring here but we got caught in a down pour. We also saw a Grizzly warning at the path along the lake so we decided not to walk it with ...  more »

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Where to stay in Waterton Lakes National Park

You can't stay in the heart of Waterton Lakes National Park, so your best bet is to base yourself in the township of Waterton and head on day trips from there. This can be difficult if you're on a budget, as the majority of accommodations in Waterton are resorts, hotels, and suites catering to a luxury-seeking clientele. If you're prepared to battle it out against nature, you can make your trip more affordable by pitching a tent at a local campsite. Make your reservations well in advance if visiting between May and September.
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