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

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Spokane
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59 reviews 59 reviews
22 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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178 reviews 178 reviews
162 attraction reviews
208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
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
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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
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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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Kamloops
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

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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