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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: Libby Dam & Visitor Center is a great place to visit with family and friends.

Libby Dam Visitor Center hours, tour availability and the latest information on recreation in the area is available by calling the Libby Dam Visitor Center at 406-293-5577 or checking our facebook page for updates:

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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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. Updated: 3/28/23

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               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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