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Mcgillivray Campground (MT)

3 Reviews


National Forest

Kootenai National Forest


McGillivray Campground has 33 total campsites and provides reservation opportunities for two group sites within the campground loops and a large group shelter located within the facility . The two smaller group sites in the campground will accommodate up to 25 people each. The group shelter will accommodate up to 200 people making it great for reunions and receptions. A high and low water boat ramp, swim beach and picnic area are also available at McGillivray Campground


__Fishing derbies are held multiple times each year and anglers can expect kokanee salmon, whitefish and a variety of trout.


The large group shelter (site 1) is equipped with a rock fireplace and multiple tables. Two Accessible vault toilets and drinking water are provided nearby. Two large cooking grills, horseshoe pits, path to beach area, fire ring and a 1-acre meadow adjoin the site. A large paved parking lot is available for large parties. The site is gated for security of rental parties and it is recommended that the gate is swung closed. Electrical outlets are available within the shelter, however reservationists must provide their own generator. Firewood is provided for the shelter.__ The two group sites (site 7 and site 23) within the campground provide parking for up to five RVs. Each site has three tent pads, three picnic tables, fire ring, and a large cooking grill are within the sites. All sites at this campground have no electricity and firewood is not provided.

Natural Features

The McGillivary is located on the western shore of Lake Koocanusa in northwest Montana, at an elevation of about 2,520 feet. It is nestled in a heavily forested area with dense vegetation on the forest floor. The adjacent 46,500-acre reservoir has over 127 miles of shoreline and is formed by the 422' tall Libby Dam on the Kootenai River, which stretches about 90 miles and into Canada. Osprey often fish around Libby Dam at sunset, making for enjoyable viewing opportunities. Bald eagles can be seen hunting kokanee in the river and lake during the fall. A variety of wildlife also makes its home in the area.

Nearby Attractions

The Kootenai River, below Libby Dam, is a blue ribbon fishery. Guided tours of the dam and powerhouse are offered at the visitor center throughout the summer season. Visitors enjoy driving the 100-mile loop around the reservoir. Several trails, including some that lead to scenic waterfalls, are located along the route.

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3 Reviews

LThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2023


Great campground wooded easy walking to boat launch and swimming. Quiet. We would go back. The lake was low for swimming in the swimming area.

Month of VisitSeptember
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2021

Camping with a view

Great campground, clean, quiet, and well leveled tent pads. Water and vault toilets and garbage bins scattered throughout so each site is close to one. $16 for one vehicle and $5 for an additional. The highlight is the view of the lake. One trail on the north end of the park is about a 1/4 - 1/2 mile long which takes you up the hill across a beautiful meadow then drops you to the lake. The south end of the campground has multiple camp sites that you walk into from the parking area that are with 1/8-1/4 mile that are situated along the ridge and overlooking the lake. Beautiful views!

Month of VisitAugust
  • north trail to the lake
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2017

Great Campsite!

Large and well kept. If your a biker they have places to put your food in the case of a bear sighting. Free fire wood, you need to look for it, great price. Also many deer running around at night and in the morning.

Month of VisitAugust


Mcgillivray Campground (MT) is located in Montana

Detail location of campground


From Libby, travel 15 miles northeast on State Highway 37. Turn west on Forest Development Road 228 and continue for about 10 miles to the site.


12557 HWY 37
Libby, MT 59923-8212


48.4833333 N
115.3 W

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