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Kootenai River Scenic Drive


  • Scenic Highway
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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Mailing Address
Kootenai National Forest
12557 MT Highway 37
Libby, MT 59923
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Special direction map

Special Directions

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.