The lake is crystal clear and the southern end is surrounded by mountains. The northern end opens out to the valley which leads back to Waterton townsite. It's a four mile paddle if you do the perimeter of the lake which is subject to sudden wind changes, so be prepared.
Canoes and kayaks are available to rent near the parking area. A dock is available to assist in launching. It is a day trip destination since there are no camping facilities or other overnight accommodations at the lake. However, there is a picnic area. A lovely place to spend a day.