Libby Dam Visitor Center is a great place to visit with family and friends. It’s open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. June, July, August and Sept of 2023 and by appointment in winter and spring. Visitor information, maps and brochures may be found at the Visitor Center. You can call the Visitor Center at 406.293.5577 for a recording with more information.
Tours of the dam are currently available Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. A photo ID is required for everyone over 18 years of age, and children must be accompanied by an adult. Tours are of the top of the dam only.
There are many other things to do in the area, including a scenic drive on the Lake Koocanusa Scenic Byway, watching bald eagles and other wildlife, picnicking, playing on the two disc golf courses around the dam, plus fishing, boating and hiking.
Please remember to recreate responsibly, know before you go and be prepared to be self-sufficient. There is no cell phone coverage around Lake Koocanusa.
The Visitor Center is located at the top of the dam on the west side at 260 Souse Gulch Road, 3.5 miles up Forest Development Road 228, approximately 17 miles north of Libby, Montana.
Directions to Libby Dam Visitor Center from the north: Due to closure of the roadway on top of the dam, visitors traveling south from the Eureka area on State Highway 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—33 pounds—was caught! Watch for bald eagles, osprey and more in this designated watchable-wildlife area before turning right onto Forest Development Road 228 and heading uphill 1.5 miles to the Visitor Center in Souse Gulch.
Directions to the dam from Libby: Head north on State Highway 37 for 13.5 miles, turn left onto Forest Development Road 228, travel 3.5 miles, then turn right onto Souse Gulch Road.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Libby Dam would like to remind everyone to always wear a life jacket/PFD when having fun in, on and around water, even when hunting and fishing! Life Jackets Worn…Nobody Mourns.
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