Wild Goose Island

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Wild Goose Island
Saint Mary Lake and Wildgoose Island.jpg
Wild Goose Island lies within Saint Mary Lake
Highest point
Coordinates48°41′20″N 113°32′23″W / 48.68889°N 113.53972°W / 48.68889; -113.53972Coordinates: 48°41′20″N 113°32′23″W / 48.68889°N 113.53972°W / 48.68889; -113.53972[1]
Wild Goose Island is located in Montana
Wild Goose Island
Wild Goose Island
Topo mapUSGS Rising Sun, MT

Wild Goose Island (4,496 feet (1,370 m)) is located within Saint Mary Lake in Glacier National Park in the U.S. state of Montana.[2] Rising a mere 14 ft (4.3 m) above the lake, the island is dwarfed by the lake and surrounding mountains, yet is of one of the most frequently photographed locations along the Going-to-the-Sun Road.[3]

It features prominently in the surreal opening shot of the 1980 horror movie The Shining.


  1. ^ "Wild Goose Island". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved July 29, 2017.
  2. ^ Rising Sun, MT (Map). TopoQwest (United States Geological Survey Maps). Retrieved July 29, 2017.
  3. ^ "What to Do at Glacier". National Geographic. Retrieved July 29, 2017.