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Address: Glacier National Park, MT
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Biking, Camping
Description: Large recreational lake in Glacier National Park.

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A gem in the & a well kept secret is the Apgar Village Inn. All rooms have a lake view that is AMAZING. The hotel is from the 1950's but kept in good repair & very clean... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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65 reviews 65 reviews
39 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

A gem in the & a well kept secret is the Apgar Village Inn. All rooms have a lake view that is AMAZING. The hotel is from the 1950's but kept in good repair & very clean. Inexpensive, easy walking distance to the village for food, shopping & lake activities.

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Spokane
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61 reviews 61 reviews
23 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Pristine, clear and beautiful. An unspoiled beauty. Rent a little motorboat and take a spin on the lake, you'll be glad you did.

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kalispell
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The winding road leads you through the forest with glimpses of mountains beyond and lake beside you. Its impossible to know how many eyes are watching you (animals) as you try to take in all the surrounding beauty. The red Jammer buses are filled with people, joyful to be in these surroundings, top down, enjoying the sights and smells. Then... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Lake McDonald (麥當勞湖) is the largest lake in Glacier National Park (冰川國家公園). It is located in Flathead County of Montana, USA. Lake McDonald is 16 km (10 mi) long, over 1.6 km 1 (mi) wide, and 130 m (472 ft) deep. It is surrounded by mountains on the east, north and south sides, providing a magnificent view from every angle... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We found a nice little place to have a picnic off of a pull off and found a place where we could sit on a rocky beach and have lunch. It was a nice warm day and we all ended up going for a swim. The water was cold but it was worth it. There was big tree laying partially... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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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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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
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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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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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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