Libby Dam and Lake Koocanusa

Description:

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.

Directions:

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

Phone:

(406) 293-5577

Email:

Address:

17877 Highway 37 Libby, MT 59923-9703

Activities:

Auto Touring Boating Climbing Picnicking Visitor Center Water Sports Wildlife Viewing Playground Park Specialized Sport Site Environmental Education

Organization:

USACE - US Army Corps of Engineers

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