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Address: Polebridge, Glacier National Park, MT
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
Carey B
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Excelsior Springs, Missouri, Usa
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Excelsior Springs, Missouri, Usa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
42 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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97 reviews 97 reviews
36 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 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 64 reviews
25 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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216 reviews 216 reviews
72 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
18 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Birmingham, Alabama
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

Great all day excursion in a lesser traveled area. We had rented an SUV for the week so we felt safe traveling the Inside North Fork Road. We were SO glad we took this route to the lakes. It was beautiful going up and down and around the mountains. There was little traffic on the small dirt road. The books... More 

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