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Libby Dam and Lake Koocanusa
17877 Highway 37
Libby, MT 59923-9703
Phone: (406) 293-5577

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See the Libby Dam and Lake Koocanusa website for additional information. Primary recreational opportunities are listed below.

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Libby Dam Visitor Center (406) 293-5577

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Directions: From Libby take Montana Highway 37 18 miles north to Libby Dam.

Factoid: Nestled in the mountains of Northwestern Montana lies one of the state's best-kept secrets. Libby Dam was built to provide flood protection for the Kootenai and lower Columbia Rivers, as well as providing an additional source of hydroelectric power for the region. Recreation is abundant with ample boating, camping and hiking opportunities. The Kootenai River is a blue ribbon trout stream. The state record rainbow trout (33 lbs) was caught right below the dam. Trout and kokanee salmon are also found in abundance in Lake Koocanusa. One of the many unique features of Libby Dam is a 75-ton granite sculpture found on the face of the Treaty Tower, the largest tower on the dam. This sculpture was part of an international competition held during construction commemorating the Columbia River Treaty, which allowed for the construction of Libby Dam. Public dam tours are available during the summer months at 10, 12, 2, and 4 o’clock daily. Group tours are available year-round with advanced notice. Due to budget cuts, the Visitor Center will be closed on Wednesdays in 2004.

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers COVID-19 Recreation Services Status
Please see the list below for USACE managed areas. Other parks run by state or private marinas are not included in the list below. Please contact the state or private marina for additional information.

Open    Partially Open    Closed    Status Unknown

Updated: 2/26/21

9 Recreation areas at Libby Dam and Lake Koocanusa

 Recreation Area Column Header Image Area Status  Campsite Column Header Image  Lodging Column Header Image  Showers Column Header Image  Ramps Column Header Image  Marina Column Header Image  Fishing Column Header Image  Picnic Column Header Image  Playground Column Header Image  Swimming Column Header Image  Trails Column Header Image
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Blackwell Flats         A        
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Downstream Area               M
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Downstream Area West   N     X            
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Dunn Creek       P        
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Libby Dam Area                    
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Libby Dam Left Abutment             A        
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Libby Dam Visitor Center                    
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Ripley             A G GS      
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Souse Gulch           A GS X   M
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area   Corps Managed Managed by Others in Italics $ Corps Fees Collected
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XExists at lake
EElectric Campsites
NNon-electric Campsites
TPull Through Campsites
GGroup Camping
DDump Station
CFish Cleaning Stations
DFishing Docks
PFishing Piers
APicnic Area
GGroup Picnic
GSGroup Picnic Shelter
PSwimming Pool
BBike Trails
QEquestrian Trails
HHiking Trails
IHiking Trails - Interpretive
ROff Road Vehicle Trails
FFitness Trails
WWater Trails
SSnow Mobile Trails
CCCross Country Skiing Trails
MMultipurpose Trails

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