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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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Spokane, Washington
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70 reviews 70 reviews
48 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

My husband and I were here in September 2012. It's a must-stop haven to stretch your legs after exiting Logan Pass in Glacier Park. The water here is so pristine. The air is so fresh. It's a great place to explore if you have lots of time for it. September is very cold for water-dipping though as evidenced by greenish-looking... More

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Tennessee
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161 reviews 161 reviews
58 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

I stayed two nights at Lake McDonald in late September. The boat ramp was closed so not many people crowding the area. I would walk in the early morning when the sun was just peaking over the mountains and at sunset. These times are optimal for pictures and serenity. There is a path starting right out back of the Lake... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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199 reviews 199 reviews
160 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

What a beautiful lake. There aren't enough adjectives to describe Glacier National Park. The waters are calm and cool (or straight up cold) and the multicolored rocks under the surface are alluring in the afternoon sunlight. You can easily wile away an entire day just sitting near the shore, reading a books, listening to the gentle lap of the waves.... More

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Muscle Shoals, Alabama
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

As you drive the road along this lake, you ooh and ah at the majestic scenery. There is an abundance of places to pull off the road and experience the peacefulness inspired by this beautiful place made by His hands. Make sure you have plenty of film or a digital camera because you will want many shots of each place... More

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We stayed in a cabin and ate all of our meals at the lodge and the pizza restaurant. The lake is very cold with a rocky bottom. I wore shoes and did get in but not for long. Younger folks were swimming and having a ball in the lake's chilly water. The boat ride on DeSnet is education and laid-back.... More

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LORAIN
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59 reviews 59 reviews
34 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Had some of the best pizza I've had in years here. Ground squirrels scurrying about, atmosphere very laid back and relaxed the day we were there.

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Terre Haute, Indiana, USA
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66 reviews 66 reviews
22 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

On our recent stay in Glacier National Park, we stayed at Lake McDonald Lodge. We were in one of the cabins, which was a double room. Our room was small; the shower was very small. The beds were comfortable and the room was quiet and clean. I loved the bath products so much that I bought larger bottles at the... More

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North Platte, Nebraska
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68 reviews 68 reviews
28 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

This is a very nice lake, that is well kept up. Take the time to walk or stroll along the trails, and you will see why they set this aside for everyone to enjoy.

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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140 reviews 140 reviews
38 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

The Lodge here is great, but the Lake is spectacular. We spent a couple of hours just doing nothing but enjoying the place. Sometimes when we travel we do not slow down enough to enjoy a place. We did here and it etched great memories of how beautiful this place really is

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Steelville, Missouri
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60 reviews 60 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Definitely a beautiful place to visit. So amazing to think of the glaciers cutting out these lakes. The water is so clear and clean and cold.

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