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    260 Souse Gulch Road
    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: Libby Dam Visitor Center is located at physical address 260 Souse Gulch Road, Libby, MT 59923. From Kalispell, MT travel 90 miles West on Hwy 2 to Libby, MT. From the City of Libby, MT, travel north on Hwy 37 approx 17 miles. Turn left onto Forest Development Road 228 and travel 3.5 miles north to the top of the dam, West side. The Visitor Center is located in the Souse Gulch Day-use area. Multiple viewpoints around the dam include the Left Abutment on Hwy 37, located at the top of the dam, East Side. The David Thompson Bridge located below the dam offers a unique scenic view as well as access to wildlife viewing areas below and around the dam. Be advised: there is NO cell-phone service in the immediate area, please download appropriate maps before leaving the Libby, Kalispell or Eureka city areas. From Eureka, MT, Travel South on Hwy 37 approx 50.5 miles, turn right onto Forest Road 228, then drive 3.5 miles north to 260 Souse Gulch Road and the Libby Dam Visitor Center.

Factoid: Libby Dam & Visitor Center is a great place to visit with family and friends. Located at 260 Souse Gulch Road, approximately 17 miles north of Libby, Montana, the Libby Dam Visitor Center is typically open from Memorial Day in the Spring through Labor Day in the Fall, with access by appointment during the rest of the year. Tours may be available, contact the Libby Dam Visitor Center for the latest information at (406) 293-5577. Visitor Center Staff are frequently out and about to assist visitors with questions. Information, maps and brochures may be found outside the visitor center and on bulletin boards around the Dam and in the campgrounds nearby. The Souse Gulch day use area near the visitor center offers playgrounds, picnic shelters, and boat ramp access to lake Koocanusa. Enjoy a picnic with a view of Lake Koocanusa, or hike the trails and take in the views from the challenging 18 hole Kooky- Noosa disc golf course. Camping, fishing, boating and wildlife watching are popular in the recreation areas below the dam. Due to closure of the roadway on top of the dam, visitors travelling South from the Eureka area on Hwy 37 must take a scenic detour below the dam to reach the other side, crossing the David Thompson Bridge where in 1997, the Montana state record rainbow trout, 33lbs, was caught! Watch for Bald Eagles, osprey and more in this designated watchable wildlife area before turning right onto Forest Road 228 and heading uphill 1.5 miles to the Visitor Center in Souse Gulch.

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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

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         A       M
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Downstream Area West N     X            
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Dunn Creek       D        
 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         D A GS X   M
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Vista Point                    
 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
PPrimitive 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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