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McDonald Creek

Glacier National Park, MT
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Type: Bodies of Water
Description: Too small for boating, this river provides an excellent place for hiking.
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Lemont, Illinois
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120 reviews 120 reviews
40 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is a pretty fast moving creek, more like a river, than a creek. Some interesting turnoffs and some great photo ops for the picture taking buffs.

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red oak, ia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is a beautiful creek, be sure to pull into the overlooks to get a good view. There are many little rapids all along. You can also rent a boat in agar village and go on lake McDonald or enjoy the calm part of the creek.

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Puyallup, WA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Very nice place to stop as the creek has a series of waterfalls before it enters the lake. Good size parking lot but no sign as you come form the east. Have a navigator.

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414 reviews 414 reviews
263 attraction reviews
241 helpful votes 241 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We just drove to this beautiful creek and spent sometime playing and enjoying water. The water is very clean and crystal clear and lots of places to get into the water. The creek amidst lustrous green surroundings is awesome. The water was flowing gently amidst rocks and trees and the beautiful weather added to the beauty of the creek and... More

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141 reviews 141 reviews
47 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

In the spring the creek is usually wild and at flood stage from the snow melt. Summer the creek is average and flowing nicely, and in fall there is even less water in the creek. You can take a nice hike along the creek and see the creek from overlooks, easy hike from the parking area.

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Iowa City, Iowa, United States
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63 reviews 63 reviews
52 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

Easy walk from parking area especially if its later in the day it's not do crowded. Waterfall is beautiful, creek is pretty blue, and you can see dippers, the birds, darting in and out all around! Great place to cool your toes.

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869 helpful votes 869 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

This is easy access from road and once at the bridge you have a great view of the cascading water flowing under the bridge. You can carefully walk down below the bridge and get some nice pictures of the cascades under it. Limited parking. Hint: Look down from the road to the blue pool and you will be amazed at... More

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Whitefish, Montana
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

I love this place. Timing is important if you want to see it at it's best. Late spring/easrly summer when the snow melt runoff is at it's peak is the best. The water can really be forceful and spectacular to see. It settles down a lot as the summer goes on. Well worth pulling off the road and the short... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Stop and take a look at this fast flowing creek. for a real treat make sure you stop at the pulloff halfway between the end of lake Mcdonald and the walk of the cedars. Their is a hiking path that goes down and then onto a bridge across the creek. you want this bridge. Now walk to the middle of... More

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Iowa City, Iowa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

We did a 2 hour trail ride that left from the McDonald lodge area and followed along McDONALD creek. Very pretty ride through dense forest which opens up along the creek. Good ride for inexperienced riders.

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