Lake McDonald Lodge Closes Early Due to Heavy Wildfire Smoke

By | August 30, 2017

The Sprague Fire burns east of Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park on Aug. 11, 2017. Greg Lindstrom | Flathead Beacon

The Flathead Beacon reports that as firefighters across the region attack several large blazes, Lake McDonald Lodge in Glacier National Park is closing a month early due to heavy smoke from a nearby wildfire, according to hotel operators. Xanterra Parks & Resorts, the concessionaire that operates the iconic hotel 10 miles inside the national park’s western entrance along Going-to-the-Sun Road, announced Tuesday evening that it was closing the site due to smoke conditions from the Sprague Fire, which is burning approximately two miles to the east. Read the full story here.

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