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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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Nashville
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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We drove to Lake McDonald from St. Mary on Monday (along with two zillion others) and loved seeing the scenery each and every mile. The drive was incredible, but the drivers made it a little frustrating. I have never understood people who just stop in the middle of the road! What happened to being courteous and pulling off to the... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Beautiful pristine lake. The trail around it was a bit disappointing. The beginning is a very nice nature trail but no need to go further than that. Lots of bugs and it was just walking through burned forest. The lake is perfect for skipping rocks and sunsets!

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Tyler, Texas
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64 reviews 64 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This seemed like a very clear and pristine body of water. The setting was very nice. If you go to the west side of Glacier National Park, it would be hard to miss.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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66 reviews 66 reviews
55 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Our first day we traveled by this lake (can't miss it) and even stopped and let my son swim in it for while. It's cool but wear food ware, rocks hurt feet. While driving by the lake, stop by the falls and walk down the path to get some great views. Pack a picnic, go early to get parking spot... More

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We rented a Kayak for two and enjoyed our time on beautiful Lake McDonald. The lake was peaceful and the views were amazing. We only took two hours, and if we had time we would have spent more.

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Puyallup, WA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Beautiful scenery, make sure you stop to see the falls. Areas where you can picnic & enjoy the scenery.

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is a must see lake.Park at the lodge and buy boat tickets Then relax in the lodges shaded overlook and enjoy the scene If you like buy a beer from the close bar and take it outside with you.We really enjoyed the view from our scenic cruise Enjoy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Go early and stop @ apgar to see the lake with its beautiful mirror reflections. Afternoon bring a little wind so you won't get that iconic view.

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Dobbs Ferry, New York
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228 reviews 228 reviews
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Very large lake with stops along the road to drink in the view. Water cold from glacier but he isolation makes it more beautiful.

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Louisiana
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293 reviews 293 reviews
85 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

You can't go to West Glacier National Park without experiencing Lake McDonald. I would strongly suggest that you take a boat ride to really experience the lake.

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