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Lake McDonald

Glacier National Park, MT
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Type: Bodies of Water
Description: Large recreational lake in Glacier National Park.
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Bowling Green, KY
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83 reviews 83 reviews
43 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Make sure to visit Lake McDonald whether it's from Apgar or from the lake McDonald lodge or just taking a stop on the going to the sun road. It's a huge lake with beautiful different colored stones and beautiful mountains surrounding it. Especially take in a sunset at the lake, the reflections in the lake make some great photos.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

I think it would be impossible to take a bad picture of this lake. It is stunningly beautiful and the lighting at different times of day and night begs for just one more picture. We stayed at the Village at Apgar, so the chairs right in front of the room provided perfect viewing.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We spend the day paddling across the lake to picnic on the far shore enjoying the wild life and vegetation. The lake is so beautiful and the day was sunny and calm. What an experience!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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76 reviews 76 reviews
39 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Sit on the porch of the lodge and look out at the lake when you have a moment to just soak it all in. We had some wine while sitting in the over sized chairs and looked up to take it all in and a Bald Eagle soared directly above us along the tree line. It was a great moment.... More

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So Cal
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This is a great picnic and swim spot. Take time to stop here and enjoy. So refreshing after being in the car for a while. They have restrooms, plenty of picnic tables and a quick walk to the lake will take you to yet another spectacular view. How often do you get to swim in a glacier lake?

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Sedona, Arizona
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58 reviews 58 reviews
31 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Largest lake in the park, mornings start with a mist just above the water and the sun made the water sparkle later in the day. Very, very pretty all around.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Nice atmosphere, staff was very helpful. Beautiful surroundings. Rooms are rustic but comfortable. Restaurant prices were out of line for food received

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Louisville, Kentucky
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Our first night in Glacier was spent a Lake McDonald Lodge in the one of the cabins. We really liked it. The cabins actually have rooms within the cabin. We had a double bed and one twin, with a sink between them. Each room also had a shower and toilet. The walls are thin but people were not up late.... More

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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87 reviews 87 reviews
16 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

A chilly afternoon but nevertheless very peaceful. The inn has a big fireplace which helped us warm up after walking by the lake. It was a busy Labor Day weekend.

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Oregon, Wisconsin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Super cool lodge in a beautiful setting - you just cannot beat the view. Don't worry about a room with a view - there is plenty of space by the lake to sit and enjoy the view. The lake itself is worth exploring - we even found spots warm enough to take a dip.

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