Libby Dam Visitor Center is a great place to visit with family and friends.
Please be aware that as of July 2021 there are still some closures due to COVID-19, including the Visitor Center and Dam Tour program. No dam tours are available at this time. Meanwhile, Visitor Center staff and volunteers are out and about to assist visitors with questions and sales in the temporary outdoor bookstore, in the Souse Gulch day-use and picnic area, and in the campgrounds.
Information, maps and brochures may be found outside the Visitor Center as well.
Call the Visitor Center at 406.293.5577 for a recording with more information.
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 #recreateresponsibly, 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, approx. 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. #LifeJacketsWornNobodyMourns
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