Fishing At McDonald Lake
AKA: Lake McDonald
What to fish for...
Fishing for rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, lake trout and kokanee salmon at McDonald Lake in Montana.
The cold, clear water of McDonald Lake is home to trout and salmon and an awesome place to spend a day. The scenery is spectacular and the fishing is too. This is a 6,800-acre lake in the northwest part of the state, in Glacier National Park. While there are no FWP access areas for fishing from the bank, the majority of the lake can be fished from shore when water levels are down a few feet. And there's 22 miles of shoreline to enjoy. This is the only lake in the park that allows boating
Primary fish species residing in McDonald Lake
Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.
McDonald Lake Amenities
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
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Fishing Boat Rentals
Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
McDonald Lake Boat Launch Ramp
Located at the south end of the lake, off Apgar Loop, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
Click here for a Montana Fishing License.
Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
West Glacier RV Park - 406 888-5580
Fish Creek Campground - 406 888-7800
Apgar Campground - 406 888-7800
Sprague Creek Campground - 406 888-7800
McDonald Lake MT Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
West Glacier RV Park
350 River Bend Dr
West Glacier, MT 59936
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McDonald Lake in MT
General Fishing Info
Fishing for trout and salmon in northwest MT.