Kayak Lake McDonald

Lake McDonald

Activities

Stand Up Paddle, Kayaking, Swimming

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

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Alexandra Rippe

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Bathrooms
Beach
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
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Picnic Area
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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.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

Nearby Lodging

From $99/night

Under Canvas Glacier

Coram, Montana

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One of my favorite places

Kayaking this lake is one of my favorite trips I have ever taken. Rent from Glacier Outfitters in Apgar Village, paddle Northwest past fish creek campground and dock by the rocky point trail just inside the cove. The water is a beautiful blue green, great for a swim!

Large, Serene Lake

Lake McDonald is a cold lake, but on a hot day, don't let the rumors stop you from jumping in!

Activities

Stand Up Paddle, Kayaking, Swimming

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Added by

Alexandra Rippe

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