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Kintla Lake, Glacier National Park

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Kintla Lake is a lake in the northwestern portion of Glacier National Park in Montana. The lake is located in a rather remote portion of the park, close to the Canadian border. The lake is a 40mi drive from the west entrance along bumpy dirt roads, but the scenery on the way is spectacular. At, Kintla Lake is only slightly smaller than Bowman Lake, and is the fourth largest lake in the park.Kintla originates from the Kutenai word for "sack". Kutenai legend states that a man had apparently drowned in one of the lakes which likened the lake to a sack where "once you got in, you couldn't get out".Canoeing and kayaking are ideal on the lake, as no motorized watercraft are allowed. There is a quiet campground on the lake, and it is rarely filled because of its remote location. Fishing is also popular on the lake, because of the trout found in it. There are also options for day hikes and extended hikes into the backcountry in the area.
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  • 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. 
  • 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 "te...  more »
  • 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. 
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  • Beautiful and remote. Lots of trails and good campsite
  • Beautiful campground on the NW corner of Glacier National Park, great views and a really friendly camp host
  • Well worth the visit. For me, it was most beautiful lake I ever saw.