Apgar Lookout overlooks Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park.
The view from Apgar Mountain provides a dramatic peek into the North Fork area of the park. This quieter and more rustic area was once a draw for homesteaders, and historic old cabins dot the landscape north of the Polebridge Ranger Station. In the 1980s wolves migrated back into this area from Canada, reestablishing packs that had not lived in the park for over 50 years.
More recently fires have occured frequently and in 2003 the large Robert Fire left its mark on the view before you. Notice the spotty nature of the fire with burned and unburned forest mixed together. This diversity of habitat provides ideal conditions for a number of species and is one of the trademark qualities of the North Fork section of Glacier National Park.