Lake McDonald, Glacier National Park
Glacier Park is the Jewel of the Northern Rocky Mountains, of the National Park System.
Boarding the Canadian Boarder offering some of greatest outdoor adventure opportunities from
Kayaking, hiking, backpacking, fly fishing and so much more.
Lake McDonald is Glacier National Park’s biggest lake; ten miles long and 472 feet deep. Filling a basin gouged out by Ice Age glaciers, Lake McDonald is a classic glacial feature. This long fjord-like lake is surrounded by mountains on the north, south, and east with the Continental Divide, 14 miles away. The mountains provide a spectacular backdrop for the lake and also act as a rain block. Much of the blocked precipitation ends up falling on the McDonald valley. The result is a mild, damp climate. Stands of western red cedar and hemlock flourish in the valley of Lake McDonald. The wildlife-viewing here can be spectacular, with species including bighorn sheep, mountain goat, elk, black bear, and whitetail and mule deer.
McDonald Creek flowing into Lake McDonald offers good Cutthroat fly fishing. About half way up the east shore is Avalanche Creek, with a beautiful hike through an old growth Cedar grove. Along the trail through the cedar groove, is the junction up Avalanche Gulch on Avalanche Lake trail up to Avalanche Lake.
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