Lake McDonald, Glacier National Park

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#2 of 75 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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  • We didn't stay in the hotel but we stopped off and walked around. there is a bar and restaurant. Nice gift shop and overall cool place. the views outside are amazing and you can take a boat tour from ...  more »
  • Driving back down Going to the Sun Road, we stopped in this historic lodge for an early dinner. We were able to sit at a table overlooking the lake. The food was certainly satisfactory but not outstan...  more »
  • I have been to it all but I could not find Glacier National Park as a whole but I saw Lake McDonald on the way. On a clear day the blues and greens are marvelous! The color! The vibrant colors in the ...  more »

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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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