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Not for the faint...

If you like bears that look like they cant decide who to eat , go to Kintla. Horrifying experience... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
Little Rock, Arkansas
Beautful relaxing lake, rough drive

Went up here on the first day we were in Glacier. The drive was rough so make sure you car is in... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2016
Tyson T
Council Bluffs, Iowa
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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.
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Polebridge, Glacier National Park, MT
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

If you like bears that look like they cant decide who to eat , go to Kintla. Horrifying experience, I cant believe anyone would bring children here. Otherwise nice views, no fish worth mention. Very primitive and if anything happens oh my gosh you are...More

3  Thank rrsnotyours
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.

Thank Tyson T
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

I'm not going to say much about the breathtaking beauty of this place because just like everything in GNP, it's stunning. But I want to dispel a few myths on this page. I suppose the definition of "terrible" when it comes to roads is subjective...More

5  Thank Rachael D
Reviewed 9 September 2016

worth the drive. if you want to camp here, come very early and wait until someone leaves. It stayed full the whole time we were in Glacier.

Thank 1964cas
Reviewed 10 July 2016

One of the most amazing places I have ever seen, very hard to find. Once you get to Bowman Lake, everyone you encounter will discourage you from going there. Road is hard to navigate, 90% of the folks will turn around. It's that way by...More

1  Thank Jeff H
Reviewed 15 January 2016

Many other lakes beat this one. Pretty, as are all the Glacier lakes. But not spectacular. Fishing was horrible, and no wildlife. With all the other attractions available to you in this part of the country, this one is as I said, a waste of...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 14 July 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.

2  Thank Josakis
Reviewed 8 April 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...More

13  Thank Carey B
Reviewed 30 July 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...More

Thank Mariana G
Reviewed 7 July 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...More

8  Thank ThereBeBears
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