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Take it from a Montanan: this lake is a remote gem

This June, we decided to take a trip to Kintla Lake to canoe. The road is somewhat of a challenge... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2018
Helena, Montana
Quiet and Remote Rustic Camping

Rustic, quiet car camping. Somewhat rough, dirt road to get there. Small campground that fills up... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2018
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This scenic lake is more remote and less visited than Bowman Lake because of the length of bad access road that leads to it.
Polebridge, Glacier National Park, MT
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Reviewed 24 July 2018

The Kintla Road is a non-atarter when you are using a rental car without an $$ off-road waiver from the Rental car company. The road is in terrible condition, narrow, rutty, mostly 1 lane and slippery as slime when it gets wet at all. You...More

Date of experience: July 2018
5  Thank MaryEllenM27
Reviewed 21 June 2018

This June, we decided to take a trip to Kintla Lake to canoe. The road is somewhat of a challenge. At first, it's a well-graded gravel road (no problem for just about any vehicle). But the last few miles do get rough, steep and very...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank Rehoboth5
Reviewed 2 March 2018

Rustic, quiet car camping. Somewhat rough, dirt road to get there. Small campground that fills up quickly. A labor of love for the aging camp host, Lyle. Each site has been carefully laid out and grounds tediously taken care of over the many years that...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank OGGlobalG
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We had quite a few days in GNP and deliberately took a day to explore Bowman and Kintla Lakes. We are very glad we did. While we were hoping for a break from the smoke from the fires, we actually ended up near another fire...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank TimbersHouse
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Visited here during recent wildfires and the lake was shrouded in smoke. Suggest visiting earlier in the season when the fire risk is lower. No food or drink available so bring your own. Also, it's a quiet and isolated spot. Be "Bear Aware" you are...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Pole2Pole_Images
Reviewed 22 July 2017

One of the hidden secrets of Glacier Park. Out to the way and secluded but beautiful. This are has different personalities depending on the season.

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank montanahula
Reviewed 21 July 2017

The road is farther than the road to Bowman but it took us the same amount of time because of the conditions of this road are better. Yes it's gravel but not as rough. You go thru "Prairies" and the views up to the lake...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank Love2traveltacoma
Reviewed 17 July 2017

I had read the reviews about the rough road to Kintla and was concerned about taking our rental car up there, but we were looking for somewhere off the beaten path to scout for wildlife after an early dinner in Polebridge, so we decided to...More

Date of experience: July 2017
3  Thank 912sarahp
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I took a day trip to this lake and it was stunning. The mosquitoes were bad but with some bug spray they were manageable.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Charlene P
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Went up here on the first day we were in Glacier. The drive was rough so make sure you car is in good shape for it. Beautiful lake and nice and relaxing. Not a lot of people.

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank Tyson T
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