Libby Dam & Visitor Center is a great place to visit with family and friends.
The Visitor Center is open 7 days / week Memorial Day to Labor Day (and often, part of May and September). Inside you will find interactive educational displays, regional info a bookstore & more. Come learn about about the daily delicate balance maintained by the dam between flood protection, hydropower, recreation, and environmental stewardship.
Tours of the Dam are offered daily in the summer at 10am, Noon, 2pm and 4pm. Bring photo ID for everyone over 18 yrs of age and check in 15 minutes before the tour starts. (other restrictions may apply) Call ahead for more information and to confirm tour availability or to visit at other times of the year (406) 293-5577.
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.
The visitor center is located at the top of the dam on the west side on Forest Road 228.
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.
Directions from Libby: go north on Hwy 37 13.5 miles, turn left onto Forest road 228, travel 3.5 miles, then turn Right onto Souse Gulch Road.