Welcome to Apgar, Montana

  • Lake McDonald

    Photo courtesy: Donnie Sexton

Apgar is in Glacier National Park at the lower end of Lake McDonald and two miles from the West Glacier entrance. Jessie Apgar was the first postmaster and the town was named for her family. This Flathead County post office was open 1913-30 and again 1942-44. In 1895 Dimon Apgar and others cut a road from Belton through heavy forests to Lake McDonald and homesteaded there. (from Cheney's Names on the Face of Montana, Mountain Press Publishing Company)