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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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Picture opportunity!

Bring your camera. This is absolutely gorgeous scenery & you'll want to have your picture taken with this lovely background!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
skmorton45
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Grove, Oklahoma
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Grove, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bring your camera. This is absolutely gorgeous scenery & you'll want to have your picture taken with this lovely background!

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Sicklerville, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

My wife had a vision of getting a picture with a reflection of mountains, trees, etc in the water. Lake McDonald gave us what we were looking for - crystal clear (and cold) water and calm, glass-like reflections. Yep, I also skipped more than a few stones.

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Athens, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Fabulous time on lake McDonald. The lodge was fantastic. We will absolutely return and are very much looking forward to it.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Of the half dozen times I have had the blessed opportunity to set foot in Glacier National Park, I have never done a boat tour on the main lakes. Until this last visit!! So glad iI did, the serenity and beauty of this lake is breathtaking! Our guide was very knowledge and interesting. Only regret is that it didn't last... More 

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Fernie, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We spent the whole day hiking the trails in the park and on our way out saw the sun setting over the lake and we had to stop. Such a pretty lake and lots of 'beach' access from the road. Took awesome pictures, so stunning. Check it out if you have the time!!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

It would be tempting to drive on by this lake when heading up to Logan Pass. But don't. Stop frequently. If coming from West Glacier pull off the road at Apgar Village and go down to the lake for your first view up the valley. Go a little further and find the picnic spot and go down to the beach.... More 

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Austin, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This place is beautiful. We were there in early October and the trees were starting to turn into their fall colors, it was so pretty. The day we were there the weather was wet and chilly, so the park was mostly empty. The "Going to the Sun" road was also already closed in certain sections due to snow/ice. Along the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We stayed right on the lake, like the hotel. You went to bed with a gorgeous sunset, and woke up with a gorgeous sunrise. You can walk around, shop, and get food! After, you can get huckleberry ice cream! I have had a lot of great ice cream, but nothing can top that off! The trip is good for a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We did the boat tour on Lake McDonald Lake and we enjoyed it. The Park Ranger was very informative on the history of the park. The views are amazing and it's good for all ages.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We ended and started our day near Lake McDonald. Both provided beautiful views of the sun on the water. On the Going-to-the-Sun Road there are plenty of pullouts to stop and see the lake from different angles. Make sure you stop at at least one of them when you're driving along the road.

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