• Activities:

    Stand Up Paddle, Kayaking, Swimming

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Spring, Summer, Autumn

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Kayak Glacier National Park's most famous lake. Get off at a small island and eat lunch. Perfect way to spend a beautiful day in the park!

Rent kayaks at the shore of Lake McDonald and take them out for the day. Make sure to start early to get a full day in and leave yourself enough time to stop for lunch. There are multiple places to pull off and bring your kayaks onto the shore and do some small hikes. The views are spectacular from every angle.

Pack List

  • Camera
  • Waterproof bag
  • Water
  • Snacks or lunch
  • Sunscreen
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Lake McDonald is a cold lake, but on a hot day, don't let the rumors stop you from jumping in!

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