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Glacier National Park
PO Box 128
West Glacier, MT 59936
Kintla Lake campground is Glacier National Park's most remote frontcountry and car camping campground. It is located in the upper most northwest section of the park known as the North Fork, approximately 40 miles from the West Entrance and the Canadian border. Though the drive is very slow and bumpy on dirt roads, the scenery along the way is spectacular. Part of the drive takes you through the tiny community of Polebridge, and sections of the park that notably burned in 1988 and 2003.
Due to it's remote location, the campground is very quiet and is very rarely filled, offering tent campers a sense of solitude. The campground sits on Kintla Lake and is surrounded by trees, providing shade, cover, and filtered views of the lake and the mountains that circle it. A hand pump is available for potable water, and pit toilets are located in the campground as well. For those who canoe and kayak, Kintla Lake is a paddlers paradise; no motorcraft is allowed. Fisherman will also enjoy Kintla Lake for the trout found in it. And if you like to hike, don't forget to pack your boots, as day hikes and extended trips into the backcountry can be found near the campground. It isn't uncommon to hear the memorable howls of wolves at night.
Limited amenities can be found in Polebridge.
RVs and truck and trailer combinations are not recommended at Kintla Lake due to the nature of the long, narrow, and windy dirt road to the campground.
Sites are on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Primitive camping is available, depending on weather and road conditions, prior to May 23 and after September 15. Primitive camping is $10.00 per night. During primitive camping season there is no water available and campers are advised to bring their own drinking water.
Please limit your stay to 7 days.
A nightly camping fee is required.
Special regulations regarding food storage and generator use in effect.
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Kintla Lake Campground is located at the foot of Kintla Lake in the northwest corner of the park, 14.3 miles north of Polebridge on North Fork Road.
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