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Glacier National Park's Record-Breaking Numbers Nudge Northward

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KINTLA LAKE -

Glacier National Park accommodated a record-breaking amount of people this year, and the popularity extends all the way up to the Kintla Lake Campgrounds.

Over the Labor Day weekend, almost every camping spot was taken and long-time park ranger Lyle Ruterbories had to direct almost five dozen vehicles.

Ruterbories says this is getting to be the new norm; more and more people are making the treacherous trip up to the lake.

September 6 is the last day running water will be available at the campground.

From then until the first snow, recreationalists will be allowed to primitive camp, and the price drops from fifteen dollars a night to ten dollars.

"Takes a toll on you--it is a drive," said first-time visitor, Kit Gardet, "I was surprised to see so many cars up here, but at the same time this is one of the busiest weekends of the year and people in Montana are used to rough roads so when I think about it, maybe I'm not so surprised."

Click here for a complete list of campground availabilities in Glacier National Park after Labor Day.

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