Kootenai River Scenic Drive - Libby

This river is regulated by Libby Dam, which supplies water from 90-mile-long Lake Koocanusa. Besides offering a prime trout fishery, the river area affords viewing opportunities for eagles, osprey, deer, and mountain sheep. Three islands are located 2.5 miles down river from Libby that are used by ducks and geese during migrations. Located at Kootenai Falls are a picnic area, viewpoint, and an overpass access to a swinging bridge crossing the river. Boat ramp at Osprey Landing and Libby Riverside Park.

Length: 48 miles (one way)

Beginning: Junction of Highway 37 and FDR 228

End: Idaho state line

Area Map: Kootenai National Forest Visitors Map

USGS Map1: Alexander Mountain

USGS Map 2: Leonia


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Phone: 406-293-7773
Fax: 406-283-7531

From Junction Highway 37 and FDR 228 to Idaho state line. Also accessible from Fisher River Road to Libby by the haul Road on the south side of river.

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Boat Launch, Public Restroom

Boating, Wildlife Viewing