Lake McDonald, Glacier National Park

4.7
#3 of 121 in Nature in Montana
Lake McDonald is located in Glacier National Park. Before you head to Glacier National Park, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Glacier National Park online trip itinerary maker, to make sure you see all that Glacier National Park has to offer, including Lake McDonald.
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  • Lake McDonald was our first impression of Glacier National Park. Oh my-what an impression it made! The crystal clear water and mountains in the background. You must park and walk down to the lake...  more »
  • Our family vacationed at Whitefish, MT and Glacier National Park for a week. Whenever we would come into the park to hike, we would pass Lake McDonald on the way in driving to the parking area for...  more »
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  • Beautiful clear water, awesome views. Nice place to stop for a picnic on your way through the park.
  • beautiful lake to visit. paddle, hike, cycle, horse rides. it has it all. good base for exploring glacier, or to stop by for a few activities.

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