Filming location in Forrest Gump

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Forrest Gump Running – Mountain Lake

Forrest Gump is seen running alongside a stunning mountain lake during his cross-country run. This picturesque scene was captured in the USA, specifically near St. Mary, Montana, in the broader area of Glacier National Park. For the exact filming location, read on or click on the map pin icon in the navigation.

“There was over a million sparkles on the water. Like that mountain lake. It was so clear, Jenny. It looks like there were two skies, one on top of the other.”

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Where was the running scene at the Mountain Lake filmed?

The captivating scene where Forrest Gump runs alongside a serene mountain lake was filmed at Saint Mary Lake on the road Glacier Route 1 also known as: Going-to-the-Sun Road, near St. Mary, Montana, USA. This location offers breathtaking views of the majestic peaks and clear waters of Saint Mary Lake in Glacier National Park.

More about Saint Mary Lake

Saint Mary Lake is the second largest lake in Glacier National Park, situated in the U.S. state of Montana. The lake is approximately 10 miles long and is characterized by its vibrant blue color, which is a result of the refraction of light off the rock flour deposited in the lake on a continual basis. The lake is surrounded by stunning mountain peaks, some of which remain snow-capped throughout the year.

The scene filmed at Saint Mary Lake

Forrest recalls running at the Mountain Lake
Jenny is sick and lying in bed while Forrest is talking to her about his times in the war, on the boat and during his 3-year run. He tells Jenny about a special time when he was running near a mountain lake. The lake was so clear and calm that it looked like there were two skies, one on top of the other.

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