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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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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

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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63 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

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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Manzanita, Oregon
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

Beautiful crystal clear lake. Love how you can see the rocks at the bottom. From the lodge you have an incredible view up the lake valley to the towering glaciers beyond. Worth an afternoon to soak it all up.

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Bowling Green, KY
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83 reviews 83 reviews
43 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

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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9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

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 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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

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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