Libby Dam is a multi-purpose water resource development.  Its purposes are flood reduction, hydropower, recreation and environmental stewardship. We recognize that our day to day activities in operating a facility such as Libby Dam have a direct impact on the environment. Our goal is to operate Libby Dam to minimize negative impacts on the environment through pollution prevention and mitigation, and we are committed to continual improvement.  Our commitment is to comply with environmental legislation, rules, and regulations. We encourage environmental stewardship at every level throughout the organization.


Visitor Center Hours of Operation

The Libby Dam Visitor Center hours:

9:30 6 p.m.
Memorial Day to Labor Day
Hours vary after Labor Day - Call for details

Public Tours

In summer: 10am and 4pm Daily between June 2 and Aug 31, 2024.
Year-round by appointment
Photo ID required for adults


Visiting Libby Dam

Libby Dam Visitor Center
Nestled in Montana's Great Northwest, Libby Dam Visitor Center highlights Libby Dam and its continuing efforts to balance and manage the demands of flood risk management, hydropower, wildlife, fisheries and recreation.The Visitor Center also includes a gift shop as well as a theater that plays movies pertaining to Libby Dam and the Columbia River System.

Libby Dam
17877 Montana Highway 37
Libby, MT  59923
Phone 406-293-5577

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Libby Dam Visitor Center is located 17 miles north of Libby, Montana, on Highway 39 via Forrest Dev. Road 228

Guided tours take visitors through the dam and powerhouse, illustrating unique features including generators, the spillway and a 75 ton sculpture commemorating the Columbia River Treaty.  Guided tours last one hour and require a 15 minute check-in prior to the tour.