North Fork Road
North Fork Road
|Location||North Fork drainage, Fish Creek to Kintla Lake, Glacier NP, West Glacier, Montana|
|Architect||NPS Landscape Division|
|MPS||Glacier National Park MPS|
|NRHP Reference #||95001572|
|Added to NRHP||January 19, 1996|
The North Fork Road in Glacier National Park was built in 1901. The Butte Oil Company constructed a rough wagon road from Lake McDonald to its oil well at Kintla Lake, encouraging the development of the North Fork region. From 1935-1945, the National Park Service developed the road adding culverts and drains. The unpaved road extends nearly forty miles, almost to the Canada–United States border.
In 1933 a proposal was advanced to extend the road to Canada to connect with a proposed road on the Canadian side of the border that would create a loop around Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Park. No further action was taken, and by the 1950s the plan had been abandoned.
- National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- "North Fork Truck Trail". List of Classified Structures. National Park Service. 2008-11-14.
- Ann Hubber (June 1995). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: North Fork Road" (pdf). National Park Service.
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