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Lake MacDonald

Glacier National Park, MT
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Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Camping, Viewing wildlife, Biking
Description: A scenic lake with breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains.
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I'l give you the basics... -Terrible parking -Air-conditioning resort -Great Boating They have only a few rental boats so plan your time wisely. If there are no boats at the dock when you are signing the release form, skip it, the boats are slow, but the view is great and scenic.

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conway, ar
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86 reviews 86 reviews
35 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

There are boat tours you can take on Lake MacDonald and you can also enjoy the beauty of this serene lake at the Lake MacDonald Lodge. (You don't have to be staying on the property to be able to enjoy the amenities). The hotel itself is historically beautiful and worth a stop. There are rest rooms, restaurants and gift shops... More

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Iowa
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Very large lake with so many great back drops for photo's. There are many pull outs along the Going to the Sun road (prior to the hills). Nice areas for picnics too and don't forget the 100 yr old Lodge!

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Chappell, Nebraska
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69 reviews 69 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We had a blast hiking the trails around Lake MacDonald and got some great photographs for our efforts!

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red oak, ia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We stayed in agar village on the shores of this beautiful lake! There were water activities for those who like cold water!!!! We preferred to just look at the lake with the mountains behind it! McDonald creek is also wonderful!!!

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Bossier City, Louisiana
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111 reviews 111 reviews
25 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Although we didn't stay at the hotel there, we did go in to look at it and walked over on the dock where they offered boat rides and such. Some waders in the water but it was very cold. Huge baskets of colorful flowers all around.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We spent 2 nights in the Village Inn in Apgar. Room was very clean, great kitchen for light cooking and the view of the lake was indescribable! Boat, kayak, and bike rentals nearby made this a perfect place to stay.

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Charlotte, NC
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65 reviews 65 reviews
27 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

There is a fourteen mile ( seven miles each way) hiking trail that follows this beautiful lake. Easy enough for the casual hiker to partake, but make sure you can go the distance. Also, take plenty of insect spray!

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Los Angeles, California
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121 reviews 121 reviews
30 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Lake McDonald is gorgeous, but if you're a seasoned hiker, there isn't any challenge here. If you just want your friends to see Glacier, but they aren't into the outdoors, take them to lunch at the lodge on the water. I prefer going on the uncrowded hikes, but I'd happily laze on the shores here and a read a book... More

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Miami, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

This lake allows for a perfect view of the mountains of Glacier National Park. The scene is incredible and definitely worth a visit. We didn't have any time to take part in the lake related activities, but taking a few minutes to soak in the view was well worth it!

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