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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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Largest lake in Glacier NP

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Tempe, Arizona
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Tempe, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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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Plymouth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days 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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Duncannon, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The sunrise of Lake McDonald is totally worth getting up for. During our recent visit in July the sun crested the nearby mountains at 5:30am, being from the East Coast it was easy for us, 5:30 am is our 7:30 am. I loved being up before the crowd settles in. We stayed in Apgar and it was just a 2... More 

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lake McDonald is quite beautiful. People do canoe rides and other water activities. My suggestion would be to take a small boat ride.

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

This was one of the most beautiful lakes I have seen. There are many rings to do here as well as there being many jokes close by. The restaurants are fine here.

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Racine, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We would hang out in between hikes or sightseeing at Lake McDonald. Many little turnouts for a little beaches and kids had fun throwing rocks and playing. Beautiful lake, beautiful sunsets

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Natick, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lake McDonald is beautiful! If you can, catch a sunrise and a sunset from Apgar... you will not be disappointed! We decided to take our kayaks on McDonald Creek instead of the lake as it was long and narrow, not offering much other than different vantage points of the same view you get from Apgar.

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Myerstown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a view of Lake McDonald from various trails we hiked. It is lovely but Avalanche Lake is still my favorite.

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