To say Montana has a lot of lakes would be a bit of an understatement, as there are at least 3,223 named lakes and reservoirs here (and probably many more we aren’t aware of). So, while it’s impossible to truly know which of our lakes is the most remote, Kintla Lake is certainly one of the most hidden lakes in Montana we’re aware of at this particular time. After all, the adjacent campground is Montana’s most remote-front country campground, and only the most experienced outdoor adventurers should attempt to explore it.

That being said, if you do make it out to this lake, you’ll fall in love right away. This part of the state remains quiet, peaceful, and largely unspoiled … and that’s just how we like it.

Lake Kintla is one of the clearest lakes in Montana, making it even more worth visiting. Have you made the trip? If you have, we’d love to hear about your experiences in the comments. And, if you have any tips or tricks for making a visit fantastic, please share. I’d love to read about them! And, as always, be sure you’re well-prepared for any outdoor excursion. Purchasing good quality gear from a trusted outfitter is always a good idea.

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Lakes in Montana

What are the most beautiful lakes in Montana?

The most beautiful lakes in Montana make for a fantastic day or overnight trip. And, they can be found throughout the state. Here are a few great options to try:

  • Cliff Lake: Near the Idaho border, this body of water is an over 40-acre glacial cirque lake offering dramatic mountain views.
  • Lake Como: Located in the Bitterroot Valley, Lake Como is a popular spot for boating, waterskiing, and fishing.
  • Wade Lake: Located in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, this beauty has some of the clearest and bluest water in the state.


There are plenty of lakes to explore in Montana and each one is worth exploring. Learn more about the many other beautiful lakes in Montana.

What are the most beautiful hikes in Montana?

The most beautiful hikes in Montana offer outdoor adventures for people of all skill levels. Here are a few to explore the next time you'd like to get outside:


Read on to learn more about the many other places to go hiking in Montana.

What are the best family-friendly campgrounds in Montana?

The best family-friendly campgrounds in Montana are great for kids of all ages. While not all of these are catered specially to children, it's easy to see why everyone loves them. Here are a few to look into when you're planning a trip.


Read on to learn about the many other places to go camping in Montana.

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