Lake McDonald is the largest lake in Glacier National Park, state of Montana. The Going-to-the-Sun Road parallels the lake along its southern shoreline. The lake is home to numerous native species of trout, and other game fish. Grizzly bears, black bear, moose, and mule deer are found in many places near the lake but are most common on the north shore. The lake is surrounded by a dense coniferous forest dominated by various species of spruce, fir, and larch. At the westernmost section of the lake in Apgar there is a National Park Service visitor center, limited lodging and dining facilities as well as outboard powerboats available for rental. McDonald Creek flows into and drains from the lake, and empties into the Middle Fork Flathead River shortly after. The surface area of the lake is 6,823 acres (27.6 kmĀ²).


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