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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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Beautiful.

Amazing glacier lake. Clear water awesome views of mountains all around. The Agpar village provides easy access and beach. Definitely want to go back again

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Amazing glacier lake. Clear water awesome views of mountains all around. The Agpar village provides easy access and beach. Definitely want to go back again

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Lufkin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed this lake even though we only stayed on shore. It is a perfect mountain lake with all the beauty of clear water and mountains reflecting in the lake. Just what you need for an uplifting of the soul!

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped at Lake McDonald on the Apgar Village side. Very pretty view of the lake and enjoy time hanging out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The lake is peaceful and beautiful. The sunrise over the peaks was amazing. Loved the scenery & mtns

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Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful and clean lake. My husband went swimming and said he felt cleaner than after he showered in the campground! It is so nice to just relax on the shores. There were many people kayaking and boating. We camped in Fish Creek campground so we could just walk to the shores which was nice.

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Irmo, SC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to Lake McDonald on our red bus tour and enjoyed walking around. We liked it so much that we went back the next day on our own to explore and spend time on the beach. The water is super clear (and cold), and there were even a few kids swimming. I got some of my best pictures here... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The mountains and water reflect into each other and the rocks change colors before your eyes. They shimmer in the water and make incredible rainbows! Do not miss this in Glacier! A must see!

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Thank ggerskine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The lake is beautiful, they do allow certain activity on the lake, if you get a chance rent a boat of the lodge, you don't have to stay there to rent equipment. You can get kayaks or canoe even better get a small engine boat which is 23 dollars an hour and you can take it out I the lake... More 

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Greenville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We brought our inflatable kayaks and I'm so glad we did......Lake McDonald was VERY EASY for kayaking. The water was cool but since we were getting some exercise in kayaking, that was OK. We even drank some of the water (not sure if we're supposed to do that technically :)). The BEST place to park and launch a kayak is... More 

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Moses Lake, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The lake is stunning. Crystal clear. Water temperature today was perfect for refreshing dip. Access to lake at Sprague picnic area is a snap - wheelchair path, stairs or trail. Easy access for everyone! Easy in and out for Kayaking and canoeing. Best toilets in the park. Big beautiful cedars dot the picnic area.

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