The Picturesque Lake McDonald in Montana
Located in Flathead County, Montana, Lake McDonald is the largest lake in the fascinating Glacier National Park. Its southern shoreline runs parallel to the long Going-to-the-Sun Road, the only one that crosses the entire park. We suggest, however, that you spend more time discovering the lake’s beauty, and not limit your experience to a car stroll along its shore.
The 10 mile by 1 mile body of water holds many different species of game fish, including various trout species, so if fishing is your thing, this is definitely a place you need to visit. If observing wildlife sounds better to you, then you should prepare your camera for some really amazing sights: black and grizzly bears, mule deer, whitetail deer, moose, elk, mountain goat and bighorn sheep are all living happily around Lake McDonald.
Situated at a 3,153-foot elevation, the lake boasts one of the most stunning backdrops in the shape of spectacular mountains. There are also many dense coniferous forests around it, which call for various adventures and explorations. If you want to spend several days here, you can go towards the westernmost part of the lake where you will find the National Park Service center together with different dining and lodging facilities, as well as powerboats for rental.
While you stay here you can engage in many different activities. Fun trails await hikers, tall trees call birdwatchers, and breathtaking landscapes await relaxed walkers. The list continues with wildlife viewing, sightseeing, picnicking, and horseback riding. And if you want even more, you can spend some time at the Glacier View Golf Club or at the fun Aerial Adventure Park filled with various obstacle courses fitted for visitors of all ages and level of fitness. A visit at Lake McDonald is always as fun as you make it!