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Lake McDonald

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Address: Glacier National Park, MT
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Large recreational lake in Glacier National Park.

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Love the color of the rocks!

It was beautiful, tranquil. Reminded me very much of some of the lakes from the Olympic Mountain range here in WA. Yet the color of the rocks in the lake bed were unfamiliar... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Manchester, Washington, United States
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Manchester, Washington, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was beautiful, tranquil. Reminded me very much of some of the lakes from the Olympic Mountain range here in WA. Yet the color of the rocks in the lake bed were unfamiliar.. beautiful.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lake McDonald is the largest lake in GNP. The Village of Apgar sits on it's western shore. About an hour before sunset visit the public pier to see gorgeous colors on the mountains across the lake. One of the prettiest places at GNP.

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Thank JMick6
Lethbridge, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Pristine lake, lovely lodge on the lake (we ate lunch there, very nice) and I found the colored rocks in the shallow water. So pretty! Worthwhile exploring.

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Mena, AR
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The views of Lake McDonald are great even from the pullouts off of Going to the Sun Road but to really experience it take one of the little hikes from the road down to the lake.

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Galena, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 328 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed the peace of the lake after a busy day of driving the sun road and hiking Johns lake. We had a beautiful calm day enjoyed a slice of huckleberry pie.

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midwest
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's hard to describe the beauty of this lake in less than 100 characters, but I'll try.... I'll have to try harder...

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McHenry, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful lake, it is 10 miles long and 1 mile wide and is 500 feet deep. the mountain peaks you can see from the lake are beautiful.

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Andover, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Almost didn't do this but so glad we did. We took the 5:30 one. The lake was like glass. It was so peaceful. It was so relaxing. Only 6 people are allowed on top at one time but the guides encouraged people to move around so everyone had a chance if they want to view from the that vantage point.... More 

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Staunton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a pretty lake to stop and see. The lodge is worth going in to see the rustic decor. It is a very busy place. The first time we tried to stop we couldn't find parking so we came back in the early evening.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the more popular stops on Going to the Sun Highway, this hotel/lake is located in the southern half of the park. There are trails around the lake or boats for hire if you so wish. We didn't partake in either as there are other spots and trails we were more interested in, but the hotel does have a... More 

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