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Address: Polebridge, Glacier National Park, MT
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Activities: Fishing, Hiking
Description: This scenic lake is more remote and less visited than Bowman Lake because...
This scenic lake is more remote and less visited than Bowman Lake because of the length of bad access road that leads to it.
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slice of heaven - worth the drive

If you like camping and solitude it doesn't get much better than Kintla lake (unless you want to throw on a pack and hike into the backcountry?). Sure the road is long and slow... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Excelsior Springs, Missouri, Usa
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Glenwood, Minnesota
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This lake is a rocky( worse then gravel) long road. We didn't hike in the area so it wasn't worth the drive. Bowman lake was just as pretty and less then half the drive.

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Excelsior Springs, Missouri, Usa
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

If you like camping and solitude it doesn't get much better than Kintla lake (unless you want to throw on a pack and hike into the backcountry?). Sure the road is long and slow, but once you get there, 12 campsites, tucked in the corner by the lake. If you can secure a site to the right side as you... More 

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Weston, Florida
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77 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We went here because we were told by the ranger that this is a place not to busy from tourist so we will be able to see wild animals, not true, we didn't have any luck. The roasts car braking and takes you 1 hour to do 14 miles once you enter again in the glacier park. The lake is... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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103 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The road to Kintla is not for the faint of heart; 38 miles of single track dirt road. Once you get there the campground is very small, so be prepared for competition. Oh, and let's not forget to mention the mosquitoes there are MILLIONS of them. All that said, it is paddlers paradise. The lake is crystal clear even if... More 

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Scottsbluff, Nebraska
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54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This 20 plus dirve is a challenge. The road is often one lane of very uneven gravel and dirt. The scenery on the way is breathtaking. saw lots of wildlife and a wide variety of terrain on the way. the lake itself is very isolated and the campground there very primitive and small. Worth the trip if you have the... More 

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Long Beach, California
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64 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

While Kitla Lake is pretty far out into the back country of Glacier National Park, it is well worth the effort. You really feel like you are out in the wild there. It is a pretty rough road, but we made it just fine in a normal rental car. We went to Kintla on Labor Day, so it was very... More 

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Texas
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243 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Kintla Lake is a drive into the back country. The camping around the lake is very crowded during the season. Expect to be right on top of the next tent. There is boating on the lake, canoe and kayaking. Be aware that if there is a strong wind on the lake it is hard to get back to the campground.... More 

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Pittsburgh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

I had for years dreamed of going to Glacier national Park with my son. My initial research indicated that we could camp at the base of Kintla Lake (accessible by car) then canoe to the backcountry site at the head of the lake. We wanted to then continue from there, backpacking to backcountry sites on upper Kintla Lake. Because the... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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74 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Hidden up as the last lake it is a bit more of a journey. Small campgrounds and a picnic area. Very quite and you can drop a canoe in here. This place is misquito heaven so be prepared.... the mountain view are stunning.

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East Glacier Park
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47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

Way off the beaten path and well worth the drive to get there. The campsite at the head of the lake is very nice, but the one just up the trail another mile at upper Kintla is especially nice!

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