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“Unforgettable!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Lake McDonald

Lake McDonald
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Owner description: Large recreational lake in Glacier National Park.
Alexandria, Virginia
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110 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
“Unforgettable!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

Lake McDonald is the largest lake in Glacier National Park and the first lake I encountered on the West Entrance road. I saw it in the early morning sun and it was like a vision from another world. Long shadows stretched across the lake and distant mountains framed by the light blue sky were mirrored on its glassy surface. It was a wonderful sight to behold. I was alone by the lake and everything was right with the world. Unforgettable!

Visited August 2012
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Eureka, Montana
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“Gorgeous Lake in Glacier Park, perfect picnic spot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

This has been a family favorite since moving to Montana 20 years ago. We have had many family and friend picnics along this lake when touring Glacier Park. It is a "must stop" while traveling along Going To The Sun Road. Our favorite is to pull off and walk down along the lake at one of the less steep spots, carrying down our cooler, and bringing a picnic blanket for a relaxing lunch.

Visited July 2012
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Lovely!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

Less wild than other parts of Glacier Park, this beautiful lake is wonderful for water sports, huckleberry treats, and tourist attractions. Sign up here for a whitewater raft trip on the Flathead river.

Visited September 2012
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Trego
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Beautiful glacial lake”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2012

This glacial lake is one of many examples of the pristine blue lakes in Glacier National Park. It's easily accessible from Kalispell (day trip), and offers many boating and swimming (brrrr) opportunities.

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Kalispell, Montana
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“God beautiful Lake!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2012

This is a great place to find yourself! The breathtaking views of the mountains, the crystal clear lake makes the trip worthwhile!

Visited April 2012
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