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Lake McDonald, Glacier National Park

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#2 of 75 in Nature in Montana
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Lake McDonald is located in Glacier National Park. Put Lake McDonald at the forefront of your travel plans using our Glacier National Park travel itinerary planner.
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Where to stay in Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park offers a wealth of accommodation options right inside the park. You can stake a tent in one of theĀ campgrounds or choose from a handful of rustic lodges and chalets. Rooms fill up quickly at these, so make reservations as far in advance as possible (up to a year ahead). A few inns, motels, and lodges sit around the St. Mary's Lakes by the park's northeast boundary, but staying in Whitefish on the western side is a better choice if you prefer to be in a Montana mountain town. Here you'll find homey inns and lodges, economy motels, and a wide range of restaurants. You'll find additional inns and motels as you drive east along Route 2 toward the park's entrance.
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  • 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 painti...  more »
  • This place is like I died and went to heaven. The lake is so picturesque and clean, yet cold, based on the snow melting runoff. Kayaking or other boating options are recommended to experience the lake...  more »
  • In the morning you can stop at one of the overlook, picnic areas for absolutely amazing, picture perfect mirror images of the surrounding mountains on the lake.  more »