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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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Gorgeous Lake

This lake is unbelievable - clean, not too cold and gorgeous coloured stones everywhere. Great place to take a break and enjoy nature. You can rent a boat or take a boat tour of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Travelchick1983
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High River, Canada
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High River, Canada
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182 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This lake is unbelievable - clean, not too cold and gorgeous coloured stones everywhere. Great place to take a break and enjoy nature. You can rent a boat or take a boat tour of the lake.

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Branson, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very clear and nice and cool even in the summer. Opportunities for boat rides to see the views from the water.

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We actually started our day on the west side of the park with a hike a little past the Lake @ Avalanche Lake but made sure to back track to check out this attraction. We made it back in time for the boat tour @ 13:30. We purchased our tickets @ 13:15 however they do recommend to buy them earlier... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The lake is gorgeous, but 10 miles long. At times it is in the way. To see it more intimately, we went to little picnic area near Avalanche... I think it was Sprague. It had a nice little beach to sit on or play with the sand and swim if you are brave enuogh.

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Thank balldred
Calgary, Canada
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a beautiful lake in a scenic location. This in on the far end of the lake near Kalispel. You can avoid the scary drive over Logan Pass on the bypass highway to see the other two corners of the park

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we rented a motor boat, only $25 per hour and rode it to the other side. very calm lake and not many motors on it- very relaxing. very quieting. so lovely after the intensity of crowds.

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Tempe, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Walk on the beach, relax after a tiring day of hike or just take in the beautiful view it has to offer, its a beautiful lake with all amenities in an around it. Campgrounds, restaurants, grocery store you name it.

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Odense, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Go see the Cabin and tak a tour on the Lake ....a very beautiful experience to visit the lakeside at the McDonald lake.,.,

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Thank Gert K
Plymouth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped twice at this location to enjoy the lake access, to catch our shuttle to Avalanche creek and to peruse the Gift Shop. Restrooms are tucked into various locations, but the obvious one near the shuttle stop has just one stall each. All we did at this location is skip rocks and look around; enjoyed a beer on the... More 

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Kansas City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed the hour long boat tour and the commentary provide by the crew. Pre-book from home or arrive early to get your tickets. A great way to see the lake and learn some history of the area. Parking can be difficult especially after 10 AM. There are two restaurants on the site. Bring a jacket or sweater because... More 

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