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Lake McDonald

Glacier National Park, MT
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Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Camping, Viewing wildlife, Biking
Description: Large recreational lake in Glacier National Park.
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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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59 reviews 59 reviews
18 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
35 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
23 helpful votes 23 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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Rising Sun, Maryland
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168 reviews 168 reviews
85 attraction reviews
287 helpful votes 287 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is one of the most photographed lakes in North America, and yes, these photos are beautiful, but no photos compare to being able to actually walk along the shoreline of this reflective lake that seems to inspire the soul. Granted, one must search a bit for less travelled locations along the shores that are not already teaming with picture... More

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We stayed at Village Inn at Apgar. the sunrise was so beautiful. I'm a sunset, sunrise person. we sat having coffee on porch until sun was fully over mts. the colors, pink, purple, orange, red was beyond words. neat place.

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I"m a pro photographer and just returned from a great trip to Glacier. If you're looking to get some great shots of water in the Park, Lake McDonald is a great venue. Here's how I suggest you go about getting the perfect shot. Get up before dawn and head over to the pier at Apgar. You have the best chance... More

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Dallas, TX
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

A pretty great setting and good view not far from the west entrance to the park. Of the easily accessible lakes along the Going-to-the-Sun Road, I thought this one was the most breathtaking.

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

One hour boat ride was very nice on the lake. Got some good pictures and the Ranger on board gave some very interesting details of the area. Also pointed out a bald eagle in a tree on the shoreline which we never would have seen. Nice and relaxing.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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226 reviews 226 reviews
65 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This is a beautiful lake. In addition there is the Lake McDonald Hotel with a full service restaurant. I did not have a change to fish but I was told the lake offers outstanding fishing and there are guides and boats available during the summer season.

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