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Beautiful Creek in a Fabulous Setting

McDonald Creek flows into Lake McDonald - you drive along the creek when driving the... read more

Reviewed October 25, 2018
San Francisco, CA
Beautiful creek runs by Apgar cabins into Lake McDonald

We started at our cabin and walked the creek up to the road bridge and farther down. We were... read more

Reviewed September 22, 2018
Lynn M
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Reviewed October 25, 2018

McDonald Creek flows into Lake McDonald - you drive along the creek when driving the Going-to-the-sun road. It is a Beautiful Creek in a Fabulous Setting - loved the colors of the stones on the creek bed and the views of the mountains.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Whistledown
Reviewed September 22, 2018

We started at our cabin and walked the creek up to the road bridge and farther down. We were photographing the rocks in the creek and a group of does with a buck came out of the woods opposite of us. We took pics until...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lynn M
Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

McDonald Creek flows into (also drains out) Lake McDonald in US Glacial National Park. When we drove along the Going-to-the-Sun-Road from St Mary to West Glacial (August 2018), after getting down the big mountain, we first saw this big creek - on the south or...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

A beautiful area to pull over, to take your shoes off & walk in the cold water & take in the tranquility & beauty all around you!

Date of experience: August 2018
Reviewed August 19, 2018

We were only on the creek near where it enters Lake McDonald. It was a nice, cool respite to walk in. Nice and cold.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank onemichael
Reviewed August 17, 2018

We pulled over at a trail head and got out to enjoy this beautiful creek. As we were watching it an Elk comes out of the woods and crosses,this creek was swift and deep . It was fantastic to have witnessed this .

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank simpleyme
Reviewed July 26, 2018

there is a hike along the river, but it's rather long, and we don't have time to do so, so just drive along the going-to-the-sun road and take some pictures at the pullouts, but due to re-construction, many pullouts are blocked, so we can just...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ELKW
Reviewed June 25, 2018

If you’re visiting the Lake McDonald Lodge, or even stopping on your way to the Going-To-The-Sun-Road, there’s a nice 30 minute hike called McDonald Creek and its just north of the Lake McDonald Lodge. But be careful in getting too close to the edge of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank RB_Advisor
Reviewed January 23, 2018

This is a spectacular creek. The colors are beautiful. Lots of spots to check it out, but parking does get congested.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Chris3081
Reviewed January 17, 2018

On a previous trip, we tried a hike, but this time we just stopped to see the Sacred Dancing Cascades and McDonald Falls – gorgeous! Two parking areas with limited spaces are along the road. These are great stops for everyone.

Date of experience: July 2017
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