McGillivray Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This campground is located adjacent to 90-mile long Lake Koocanusa. It is an undiscovered treasure on the west side of the lake; opposite Hwy 37, and 7 miles north of Libby Dam. The campground has 33 sites with tables and fire rings and able to accomodate up to 40' rv.  Campground roads and parking spurs are paved. Amenities include potable water, vault toilets, swimming beach, pavilions and a fully developed boat ramp with dock.

There are 2 group sites within the campground that are large enough for up to 5 RVs and 25 people. These sites include three tent pads, three picnic tables, a large cooking grill and a fire ring. These 2 group sites in the campground can be reserved through and are $30.00 per night.

There are 2 large accessible group shelters both equipped with a rock fireplace and multiple tables two large cooking grills, horseshoe pits and a fire ring. Both sites have a large grassy area adjoining them.

Group Shelter One (1) can be reserved through starting at $60.00 per night, this group shelter can accommodate up to 200 people and  no more than 20 RV's for overnight use.  This site has a large paved parking lot there is also a paved path leading to the beach. Electrical hookups are available within the shelter; however you must provide your own generator.  This site is great for family gatherings. Firewood is provided.

Group Shelter Two (2) is available for Day Use Only and is on a first come-first serve basis. This shelter is located at the beach; it also has a large paved parking lot and a paved path leading to the beach.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: The campground and Group Shelter are open with services from Memorial Day through Labor day. The boat ramp and swimming beach are available all year to visitors. Access is dependent upon weather conditions.
Reservations: Reservations can be taken by the Ranger Station only 3 days in advance of your stay or contact the National Recreation Reservation Service at 1-877-444-6777 or
Fees $10.00 daily fee per single site; $30.00 daily fee per group camping site 50% discount with US Golden Age/Access or Interagency Senior/Access Passes
Open Season: May
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: The Forest Service reminds you lighting fireworks is not allowed on National Forest System Lands. 14 day stay limit on National Forest System lands. Pets are welcome but must be leashed.
Closest Towns: Libby Montana
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Directions: From Libby travel east 13.6 miles to the junction with Koocanusa West Side road 228, turn left. Follow road 228 north for 10 miles. Dump facilities, showers, gas, laundry, ice and store are located in Libby.


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