Bowman Lake

North fork of Bowman Lake

Bowman Lake is a textbook glacial lake perched within a valley cradled by lateral moraines and blocked by a terminal moraine. Its calm crystal clear waters often mirror the big sky and snowcapped mountains making for scenery twice as captivating.
Bowman Lake is located in the Flathead River’s North Fork on the western perimeter of Glacier National Park just 30 miles from the Canadian border. Most of these big glacial lakes on the park’s west side have fallen victim to lake trout infestation. “In just 30 years, the native bull trout populations of Glacier’s wild west side lakes have plummeted to the point that fisheries biologists fear for their ultimate survival.”

University of Montana's Department of Geography