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A favorite stop

We love to stop at the lake. Our favorite activity is renting a boat and exploring the lake. Just... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Eileen H
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Great lake

Another great drive on the Going to the Sun road. They are making improvements to the road with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DaveBob713
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Red Wing, Minnesota
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Large recreational lake in Glacier National Park.
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We love to stop at the lake. Our favorite activity is renting a boat and exploring the lake. Just sitting on the shore eating huckleberry ice cream is so refreshing. We love it!

Thank Eileen H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another great drive on the Going to the Sun road. They are making improvements to the road with paving new pull off. They are also putting benches there. The forest on the north side of the lake has burnt but in a couple years it...More

Thank DaveBob713
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Several days we went into the park, we would go into Apgar Village to walk around and walk on the Lake shore. I was amazed by the many colors of the rocks and shapes. The views of the mountains from the lake are beautiful. There...More

Thank khill72
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

During our recent Glacier Park visit we stayed at the Village Inn lodge right at the Apgar end of the lake. From our room we enjoyed a fantastic view down the length of the lake with a mountain vista as a backdrop - mesmerizing and...More

Thank BC W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really nice place to chill. We went at the end of September and early so it wasn't crowded however everything was shut for the season Apparently gets pretty crowded in the peak season as does every park in the North American Rockies.

Thank Pete8761
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a Great location for photos or just to take in the beautiful view. A must if your in the area

Thank Mikek686
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lake McDonald and the surrounding area is simply beautiful. We were there in early September and encountered a few people and enjoyed the Park Rangers evening campfire presentation. Just a great experience!

Thank osimajorusaf
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lake McDonald is the largest lake (~10x1 miles, up to 130 meters deep) inside US Glacial National Park that my family visited at the beginning of August 2018. The lake is beautiful because of the blue-coloured lake that is surrounded by thick green woods under...More

Thank Dequan C
Reviewed 12 September 2018

The Going-to-the-Sun Road was closed from Apgar to Logan’s Pass due to wildfires during my visit (9/2 – 9/5). I did go to Apgar at the foot of Lake McDonald. The smoke was so heavy that I could barely see the mountains. I could see...More

Thank M J
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Despite the forest fires which had closed 50% of the Going to the Sun Rd, we spent time hiking at McDonald Lake and taking it in's beauty. Beautiful clear chilly water but the view were awesome

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LynnG1553
29 August 2018|
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Response from Jim L | Reviewed this property |
I would call Hotel in Lake Mcdonald. Also I believe that have/had fires
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Erin D
18 June 2018|
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Response from Ravekid | Reviewed this property |
You need to contact the park to see if there are any requirements. I know some places want to inspect personal watercraft due to contamination and such. As far as the ability to do so, it is easy enough as the parking is... More
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JBRetired
23 May 2018|
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Response from cwille | Reviewed this property |
There is a trail nearby. We had walking sticks with bells to make noise and frighten bears. Trail so close to road little to fear. Only trees to see. Best sights: trails on top of Going to the Sun Road, one wide open down to... More
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