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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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Chappell, Nebraska
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65 reviews 65 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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
16 helpful votes 16 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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107 reviews 107 reviews
25 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
25 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
69 helpful votes 69 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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Spokane Valley, Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

This lake is very pretty. The Apgar resort is really nice looking although I didn't get to go inside because it's closed in October.

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North Platte, Nebraska
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68 reviews 68 reviews
28 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

This is a very nice lake with easy trails around the area. If the weather is good, hit them trails and enjoy all there is needed.

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Hazlet
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101 reviews 101 reviews
79 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

When I think of Glacier, I think of raw and jagged mountains and glacier carved valleys. Lake McDonald, while a nice, clear body of water, would be nothing without the reflections of those mountains and sunsets rippling upon the surface. It's a nice lake, but not much of anything without the setting.

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