Lake Country

Three hundred days of sunshine are best spent outdoors, and Glacier is your portal to relaxation and adventure on the water.

A quick few minute drive brings Glacier members to Haviland Lake. You can even walk or bike to this 80-acre lake located just north of Glacier within the San Juan National Forest. Swimming, paddle boarding, canoeing and kayaking, boating, and fishing are all popular activities here. Anglers cast for rainbow and brown trout from an accessible fishing dock located on the lakeshore. There is also a campground where campers set up among towering ponderosa pine trees and soak in spectacular vistas of the water as well as the Hermosa Cliffs across the lake.

Only 10 minutes from Glacier , you will find yourself at the shores of the glorious Electra Lake, edged by the majestic peaks of the San Juan Mountains. With crystal waters and ten miles of shoreline, Electra Lake is where fishermen cast lines for brown, brook, cutthroat, and rainbow trout. Motorboats spin around the lake, often pulling skiers, while canoers and kayakers glide across the blue water—and, closer to shore, friends and families gather to picnic, swim, and paddle-board. Recreation areas are conveniently located at various points around the four-mile-long lake. Home cooked meals are served with a view at the Boathouse Restaurant on the water.

Also north of Glacier is Vallecito Lake, popular for boating, fishing, and even ice fishing in the winter. This lake is also known for its restaurant, Pura Vida Café. Venture just a bit farther out to visit the expansive Navajo Lake, located less than an hour south of Glacier. The 35-mile long, 15,600-acre Navajo Lake offers two full-service marinas, boat docks, multiple campgrounds, and some of the best boating in the West. Boaters, houseboaters, partyboaters, waterskiers, jetskiers, swimmers—you’ll find water enthusiasts of all stripes here. Don’t forget the renowned Lake Powell, 330 miles southwest of Glacier and a major destination that draws approximately 2 million visitors each year.