Kintla Lake Campground - 2014

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Dates of Operation
Summer  5/30 - 9/15
Primitive  09/15 - 10/31

Additional Information
Summer Fee  $15.00 / night
Number of Sites  13*
Flush Toilets  No
Showers  No
Disposal Station  No
Reservations  No

*RVs and truck and trailer combinations are not recommended.



Campground layout


Approximate driving distance:
Polebridge: 14.3mi

 

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 drive is pleasant. Part of this 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. No motorcraft is allowed on Kintla Lake, making for a quiet canoe or kayak experience. Fisherman will also enjoy Kintla Lake for the trout found in it. 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.

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. 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.


Current and Historic
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