Lake Francis Glacier National Park
And in some situations, depending on the condition of the snow, you may need a mountain axe with the knowledge on how to properly use it. They have been known to attack without warning. If needed, when not in a designated campground, suspend food and cooking utensils at least 10 feet above the ground and 4 feet from any tree trunk.
Crown of the Continent
Taylor Jackson March 15, Absolutely amazing. Lake Lake Francis Glacier National Park is where my husband proposed to me so it will always hold a special place in my heart. The views here are out of this world. In my opinion nothing compares to GNP. We did see a grizzly after we left this trail to head to Waterton so bring bear spray!!!!
Bobby Digital November 5, Much of the hike is spent in thick woods or very tall huckleberry bushes bring that bear spray! Lake Francis is beyond jaw dropping. Bring a fishing pole, you have to try to not catch a fish there. Great campground too. Would recommend it as an overnight trip. One of the best I’ve ever done!
Alerts In Effect
This is by far the best time to really see Lake Francis at its best. When hiking make some noise to alert them of your presence. AIS can come in many other forms including other animals such as zebra and quagga mussels, plants such as Eurasian watermilfoil, or pathogens such as whirling disease. Report all bear sightings to a ranger.