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Lake McDonald

Glacier National Park, MT
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Glacier National Park should be on every Americans bucket list

The views here are the best in the country. The water is so clear that the mountains reflect in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Amarillo, Texas
Lake McDonald

This is a BEAUTIFUL lake. We had Lunch at Eddie's. Very good good. This is a good place where... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Leigh P
Fruitland Park, Florida
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Large recreational lake in Glacier National Park.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The views here are the best in the country. The water is so clear that the mountains reflect in the lakes. You can see, I think seven different glaciers from one place. This is such a beautiful place. You must see it. You will love...More

1  Thank mastarmed
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a BEAUTIFUL lake. We had Lunch at Eddie's. Very good good. This is a good place where hikers go, but I'm old and can't hike long distances. This really is a beautiful spot to see!

1  Thank Leigh P
Reviewed 5 days ago

This lake is beautiful visually but the lack of wildlife was disappointing. There are alot of birds but the is about all you will see unless you are very lucky. This whole park is more for hikers that enjoy scenic walks...with 2 kids there was...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 6 days ago

We spent an hour sitting on the deck of the McDonald Lodge while waiting for our boat trip, which takes off from the dock in front of the Lodge. I scored a rocking chair. A lovely way to spend part of an afternoon looking at...More

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The rocks in the lake are as advertised. Our trip was on cloudy days and the colors were probably duller than normal. Still worth the effort. Great place.

Thank Janson N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here and the views are stunning. We did take a boat ride which was okay. The captain was nice and gave a brief history of the lake. The boat was comfortable and about 80 years old. It was nice to be on the...More

Thank Dickn122
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's pretty hard to miss the largest lake in the Glacier national park. Going to the sun road drives past it and there are some spectacular sights in store. Make sure to stop by at the lookouts, especially the ones that go down to the...More

1  Thank Bhairavi P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the most beautiful lake and a must see when in Glacier National Park! We took the toured boat ride and had a wonderful guide that knew so much about the area and could answer any and all questions that were thrown his way....More

1  Thank Meredith M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We come here at least once a year as a reminder of how our lakes and waterways used to look. They have Lake tour boats that leave regularly to travel the lake and hear the stories. I did see a motor boat, but you can...More

Thank buypaulsen
Reviewed 1 week ago

From Apgar to the Lodge, it is impossible to find a view that doesn't take your breath away. The rocks are as colorful as they say, and the mountains reflect off the surface of the water like a painting.

2  Thank kevinlaslie
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Eddie's Cafe & Gifts
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Angela S
Hello. Thanks for your pictures! I am going to Glacier very soon. What part of the lake did you take the photos of the pretty rocks? Is there a visitor center nearby? Closest place to park? We'll have our dog and are not really "allowed" to take her off the paved areas. Also, did you do the Going to the Sun Road drive? I know parts are still closed for snow now. Are there good turn around spots? thanks!
13 June 2017|
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Response from JeamesH914 | Reviewed this property |
That's at lake McDonald. There are parking spaces around. In my case, we just park to the side of the road , went to the lake and did some pictorials with my cousins
Is there a boat tour on Lake McDonald? Where do your embark?
25 April 2017|
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Response from Maxwell_III | Reviewed this property |
Glacier Park Boat Company has cruises on Lake McDonald that, according to their website, start this year sometime around May 20, 2017. Go to the National Park Service website for Glacier Park. Using the dropdown navigation... More
Can anyone give me a tip on a specific spot on the lake for the colored rocks on the shoreline? Thanks!
22 September 2016|
Response from Miguel G | Reviewed this property |
Anywhere on on the coast line.