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  2. Camper-submitted photo from Mcgillivray Campground (MT)

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    Mcgillivray Campground (MT)

    3 Reviews
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    8 Saves
    Libby, Montana

    Overview

    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

    Recreation

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

    Facilities

    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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    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)

    $100 - $200 / night

  3. Camper-submitted photo from Woodland RV Park

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    Woodland RV Park

    3 Reviews
    10 Photos
    3 Saves
    Libby, Montana
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  4. Camper-submitted photo from Kootenai River Campground

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    Kootenai River Campground

    8 Reviews
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    45 Saves
    Troy, Montana

    Come stay with us on the beautiful Kootenai River in northwest Montana. RV site, tent sites and cabins are available in a scenic wooded location along the Kootenai River just two miles west of Troy, Montana on US Hwy 2.

    Improvements are made each year, including the addition of WiFi and a newly remodeled restroom/shower house in 2015. Some of the upgrades from previous seasons include a new well for greater water pressure, a solar water pre-heater to ensure hot showers, new fire rings and bbq grills, new picnic tables and new towels and linens in the cabins. We will be selling beer, wine, and cigarettes by 4th of July weekend

    Located in scenic western Montana, the campground is surrounded by the Kootenai National Forest and bounded by the Kootenai River. A wide variety of outdoor recreational activities are available in the Kootenai including fishing, hiking, backpacking, and hunting. The Kootenai is one of Montana's treasures, with extensive beauty and recreation without the crowds found near the national parks. Book your next vacation or come visit friends and family today! We look forward to your visit.

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs
  5. Camper-submitted photo from Yaak River Campground

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    Yaak River Campground

    11 Reviews
    30 Photos
    33 Saves
    Troy, Montana

    Overview

    Yaak River Campground is located approximately 8 miles west of Troy, Montana and 6.5 miles east of the Idaho border on Highway 2 . This campground is located at the confluence of the Kootenai and Yaak Rivers. There are campsites on both sides of the Yaak River.__

    Recreation

    The Yaak and Kootenai Rivers provide ample opportunity for visitors to enjoy fishing, rafting and canoeing, among other activities. Boats can be launched at a primitive boat ramp near the campground. Anglers can expect a catch of mostly whitefish and a variety of trout.Hiking and mountain biking opportunities are available on a variety of trails within the Cabinet Mountains. Kootenai Falls, the largest un-dammed waterfall in the state and an attraction of historical significance for the Kootenai Tribe, is located about 15 miles east of Yaak River Campground. It offers spectacular views, as the river drops 300 feet in just a few hundred yards. A swinging bridge is available and provides a different point of view to see the falls.

    Facilities

    The campground has 45 sites, including one host site, all with tables and fire rings. Most sites offer an average length of 32 feet. Vault toilets, garbage service, firewood and drinking water are available during the peak season. The campground campsites are not currently on the reservation system. The reservable group site is available for large groups up to 75 people. It is equipped with multiple tables, grills and a large campfire circle.________ A boat ramp located in Loop B gives access to the Kootenai River.

    Natural Features

    The group day use area is located on the east side (Loop A) of Yaak River Campground. Both facilities are in a heavily wooded part of the forest, with the Yaak and Kootenai Rivers running nearby. Tall grasses, shrubs and young pines cover the ground and mature evergreens offer shade overhead. The facility is situated at an elevation of about 1,900 feet, close to the Montana-Idaho border in northwestern Montana. A variety of wildlife makes its home in the area.

    Nearby Attractions

    Yaak River Campground is located along the David Thompson Historic Route, which is listed as one of the Top 10 Scenic Drives in the Northern Rocky Mountains.Ross Creek Giant Cedars, a 100-acre grove of majestic cedar trees, is about 23 miles south of the campground.

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    • Fires
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Cabins

    $16 / night

  6. Camper-submitted photo from Fairview Ranger Station

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    Fairview Ranger Station

    2 Reviews
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    5 Saves
    Trego, Montana

    Overview

    This remote cabin was built in 1908 and served as an administration building for the Wolf Creek District of the Blackfeet National Forest. The Blackfeet NF was dissolved in 1935 becoming part of the Kootenai & Flathead NF. Fairview was used as a remote work station until 1980. In 2011 major work was done to restore the cabin and put it on the rental system. The cabin is open year-round and is accessible by car.

    Recreation

    Opportunities abound from this location. Hiking, fishing, floating, hunting, scenic and historical driving tours are just some of the activities to be enjoyed.

    Facilities

    This 900 square foot cabin can sleep up to 6 people and comes furnished with one double bed and two twin beds with mattresses upstairs and one double futon and twin futon with mattresses downstairs. Other amenities include a propane stove, refrigerator, heater and lights, table and chairs, table settings for eight, kitchen tools, pots and pans and cleaning gear. A vault toilet is located nearby. Electricity and potable water are not available. Guests must bring enough water for drinking, cooking and washing. Items such as bedding, lanterns or flashlights, matches, first aid supplies, garbage bags, dish soap, dish towels and dish cloths are not available. Guests are expected to pack out all trash and clean the cabin before leaving.

    Natural Features

    The Fairview Ranger Station is situated near Wolf Creek at an elevation of 2,995 feet within the Salish Mountain Range of the Rocky Mountains in the Kootenai National Forest. Wolf Creek and its many tributaries provide habitat for a variety of trout and big game animals. Wolf Creek has been an important route through history as a trail for the Kootenai Indians, early prospectors and railroads.

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    • Fires
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Equestrian
    • Standard (Tent/RV)

    $75 / night

  7. Camper-submitted photo from Logan State Park Campground

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    Logan State Park Campground

    6 Reviews
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    41 Saves
    Blue Springs Lake, Montana

    Logan State Park is located approximately 45miles southeast of Libby on Hwy 2, at Middle Thompson Lake. The campground has 37 sites, including one host site, with tables and fire rings, and able to accomodate a combined vehcile length of 30'. .. . Amenities include potable water, flush toilets and shower house, a fully developed boat ramp with dock and a swimming beach. There are picnic sites with tables and fire rings near the beach for day use only. With frontage on the north shore of Middle Thompson Lake, Logan Park is heavily forested with western larch, Douglas-fir, and ponderosa pine. This park nestles on 17 acres adjacent to 3,000 acres of recreation opportunities within the "Thompson Chain of Lakes", connecting and containing Upper, Middle and Lower Thompson lakes. It's a comfortable spot for swimming, boating, camping, water-skiing, and fishing.

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
  8. Camper-submitted photo from Koocanusa Resort and Marina

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    Koocanusa Resort and Marina

    3 Reviews
    12 Photos
    9 Saves
    Kootenai National Forest, Montana

    Located 23 miles north of Libby, Montana U.S.A and 57 miles south of the Canadian Border at Port Roosevelt outside of Eureka, Montana. Come see this beautiful resort set in the Kootenai National Forest. Surrounded by National Forest property this resort offers lake side cabins, RV sites, marina, laundry facilities, fully stocked store, gift shop, bar and restaurant. Nothing is built on the water. Cabins and RV Sites are back from the water, and we site above the water.

    Lake Koocanusa has a water span of 95 miles. Reaching from Libby dam to north of Cranbrook British Columbia, Canada.

    There are 50 miles of water in Canada and 45 miles in Montana. You will find this beautiful resort 5 miles north of Libby Dam sitting right on the waters edge. Come enjoy fishing for Kamloops, Rainbow Trout, White Fish, Ling cod, and Kokanee Salmon.

    Here the sun in the summer does not set until 10 pm and the sunrises at 5am, this will have you out on the lake and fishing before the first cup of coffee.

    Please note due to Bear Laws, we no longer have trash cans around the park and cabin areas. We have put in a central trash building where you are to bring your trash and we will dispose of it. There is to be no trash left outside at any campers or tent sites or cabins unattended at anytime.

    Please understand we are not the enforcement of this law,the KNFS law enforcement is.

    Fines or warnings are your responsibility and have nothing to do with us.This is Forest Service Property.

    • Electric Hookups
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Market
  9. Camper-submitted photo from Barron Creek Boating Site

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    Barron Creek Boating Site

    2 Reviews
    3 Photos
    9 Saves
    Kootenai National Forest, Montana

    The Barron Creek Boating Site is approximately 25 miles northeast of Libby on FDR road 228. This camping area has seven sites. The 3 sites in the open area have fire rings and vault toilet nearby and are able to accomodate up to a 40' rv. The 4 sites in the boat dock parking area have a vault toilet nearby. Campground road and boat ramp are paved, parking spurs and loops are of native material. Amenities include vault toilets, and a fully developed boat ramp with dock.

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    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Toilets
  10. Camper-submitted photo from Yarnell Island Campground
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