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 including the Visitor Center and the Tour program. Meanwhile, Visitor Center Staff are out and about to assist visitors with questions and sales in the temporary outdoor bookstore area. Information, maps and brochures may be found outside the visitor center as well. Please call the Libby Dam Visitor Center at 406-293-5577 for more information.
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.