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Lake McDonald

Address: Glacier National Park, MT
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Type: Bodies of water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Camping, Viewing wildlife, Biking
Owner description: Large recreational lake in Glacier National Park.
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Type: Bodies of water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Camping, Viewing wildlife, Biking
Owner description: Large recreational lake in Glacier National Park.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a fairly large lake on the West side of Glacier National Park. There is a beautiful lodge about 12 miles North of Apgar which is called Lake McDonald Lodge and is a fabulous old lodge built with enormous logs. Behind the lodge is a boot dock and they provide guided tours every hour or so around the lake... More 

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Maryland
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148 reviews 148 reviews
85 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Loved the isolation of the lake when we were and being surrounded by mountains. It is a fairly large leg and you can get some easy exercise.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

so calm and quiet, a beautiful place to spend an afternoon whether you're on the shore or in a kayak

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Melbourne, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Camped in Fish Creek and had a site on the lake. Fished it with my son but didn't catch anything. I would just chalk that up as inexperienced in that area. Beautiful mountain views and really enjoyed our stay.

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Kalispell, Montana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Bring your camera.. beautiful back drop of snow capped mountains with Lake McDonalds clear lake in the foreground. Nice camping on the left side of the lake. We had a nice picnic and skipping rock contest. Perfect day.

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Kamloops
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

lodge, & Hotel on the lake, incredible views. Shuttle buses, stop here to pickup passengers to continue with their journey on to the Road to the Sun

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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174 reviews 174 reviews
72 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

good pictures and time to observe the scenery. few parking places though. my wife and I really enjoyed the lake and its view.

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Layton, Utah
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63 reviews 63 reviews
34 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This will be the first lake you will see as you enter Glacier National Park on the West side. It is just stunning and make sure you stop at McDonald Falls and go out on the little bridge.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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35 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Take one of the boat rides in Glacier National Park. This was a nice one - with park naturalist who pointed out bald eagles and explained local lore. If first in line, you can sit outside in the front of the boat. We also enjoyed lunch at the lodge with a lake view.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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80 reviews 80 reviews
35 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Take at least one of the boat rides in Glacier National Park. This was a beautiful trip - accompanied by a park guide who pointed out bald eagles and told local lore.

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