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Lake McDonald

Glacier National Park, MT
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Camping, Viewing wildlife, Biking
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Owner description: Large recreational lake in Glacier National Park.
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Kalispell, Montana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

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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69 reviews 69 reviews
20 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
25 helpful votes 25 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
25 helpful votes 25 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
290 helpful votes 290 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
45 helpful votes 45 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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