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Large recreational lake in Glacier National Park.
Glacier National Park, MT
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Spent the day around Lake McDonald in Glacier N.P. Probably one of the most naturally beautiful places on earth. The glacier lake is so clear and pristine showing the multi-colored rocks and reflection of the mountains. Incredible views and so peaceful! Take a picnic lunch,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Diane H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Visiting this lake leaves you feeling peaceful and in awe. I highly recommend kayaking/canoeing on this lake so that you can have uninterrupted views of the mountains. Very busy during high traffic seasons - July 4th, Labor Day weekend, etc. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Kaila S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent half a day kayaking and paddleboarding on the lake. The beach is rocky, but fine for a picnic lunch. Rentals were easy and in good condition, even towards the end of the season. There was smoke in the air from fires deeper in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Reviewed April 8, 2019

During a visit to Glacier National Park my husband and I decided upon an impromptu evening of Kayak fishing on Lake McDonald. I cannot even describe the beauty of this place! The trout fishing was great also! You are able to rent kayaks, etc and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank Anita K
Reviewed March 19, 2019

My wife and I frequent the park allot and Lake McDonald is a place where we spend allot of time taking pictures. We must have a thousand pictures from this area and depending on time of day, weather and time of year the pictures are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Brew3513
Reviewed February 12, 2019

Lake McDonald is the largest lake in Glacier National Park. It is easily seen behind Lake McDonald Lodge where they have boat rides on this lake or you can sit on the shore to ponder its beauty. You also have viewpoints at several stops at...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank angeleyes27
Reviewed November 7, 2018

We were stunned by the night time views of the sky over Lake McDonald! We could see the Milky Way galaxy because of llack of light pollution and no clouds. The view of the lake itself is wonderful and changes throughout the day with the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank soniabarlow77
Reviewed October 25, 2018

The lake was beautiful - calm and amazing reflections of the mountains and clouds. We were there just after the Going-to-the-Sun road reopened after the big fires but, unfortunately=y, the hotel and lake activities remained closed. However the lake was worth a visit in its...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Whistledown
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

We love to stop at the lake. Our favorite activity is renting a boat and exploring the lake. Just sitting on the shore eating huckleberry ice cream is so refreshing. We love it!

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank 793eileenh
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

Another great drive on the Going to the Sun road. They are making improvements to the road with paving new pull off. They are also putting benches there. The forest on the north side of the lake has burnt but in a couple years it...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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August 28, 2018|
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Response from 805nsb | Reviewed this property |
I would call Hotel in Lake Mcdonald. Also I believe that have/had fires
Erin D
June 17, 2018|
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Response from Ravekid | Reviewed this property |
You need to contact the park to see if there are any requirements. I know some places want to inspect personal watercraft due to contamination and such. As far as the ability to do so, it is easy enough as the parking is... More