Lake McDonald

Lake McDonald by Sarah E. Baur

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Tranquil views of Glacier National Park’s west side await you on this scenic, hour long boat cruise.

 

The majesty of the Continental Divide and the tranquility of the emerald-hued lake are a must-see as you cruise along Lake McDonald, the largest lake in the park . Climb aboard the historic vessel, DeSmet, the flagship vessel in our wooden boat fleet from the shore below the Lake McDonald Lodge.

 

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2017 Tour Schedule

 

Tour Time Dates
11:00 a.m. May 20 – Labor Day, Sept. 4
1:30 p.m. May 20 – Sept. 24
3:00 p.m. May 20 – Sept. 24
5:30 p.m. May 20 – Sept. 24
7:00 p.m. May 20 – Labor Day, Sept. 4

Tour Pricing

Adults $18.25
Children (Ages 4-12) $9.25
Children (Ages 0-4) FREE
There are only two ways to get to the Lake McDonald Lodge, one via the west entrance and the other from Logan Pass and the east side.

If you’re coming from the west entrance via West Glacier, take the Going-to-the-Sun road up the east shoreline of Lake McDonald for about 10 miles. Then park at the Lake McDonald Lodge. Walk through the main lobby of the lodge and out the back then follow the steps or handicap walkway down to the boat dock and ticket office.

 

If you’re coming from the east side of Glacier National Park, follow the Going-to-the-Sun road down from Logan Pass and follow the signs and directions to the Lake McDonald Lodge to park. Walk through the main lobby of the lodge and out the back then follow the steps or handicap walkway down to the boat dock and ticket office.


Gallery

the DeSmet

the DeSmet on Lake McDonald

Lake McDonald Glacier National Park

the DeSmet on Lake McDonald. Photo by Ty Johnson.

Lake McDonald Glacier National Park

Lake McDonald Tour

DeSmet on Lake McDonald

Lake McDonald Glacier National Park

Lake McDonald Glacier National Park

Lake McDonald, Glacier National Park

Lake McDonald Boat Rentals

Lake McDonald Boat Rentals

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2LMD-Contest–Charlie-Spina

6LMD-Contest–Jack-Nevitt

DeSmet-on-LMD-Johnson


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