The Rexford Bench Campground is located 6 miles west of Eureka on Hwy 37. The campground has 55 sites including one host site, with tables, fire rings, tent pads and able to accomodate up to a 40' rv. Amenities include potable water, flush toilets, beach, dock and a fully developed high and low water boat launch.
Due to the popularity of Rexford Bench, you must stay in the site you reserve. Site switching will no be accommodated.
At a Glance
The campground is managed from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The boat launch and overflow campground parking are available all year to visitors. Access is dependent upon weather conditions.
Fifteen sites are available for reserving. Reservations must be made at least four days in advance. Contact the National Recreation Reservation System at 1-877-444-6777 or www.recreation.gov.
$12.00 daily fee per sleep unit $9.00 daily fee per sleep unit (Overflow area) 50% discount with US Golden Age/Access or Interagency Senior/Access Passes
14 day stay limit on all National Forest System Lands. Pets are welcome, but must be leashed. No Pets allowed on the beach. Lighting of fireworks is not allowed on National Forest System Lands.
Rexford, Montana Eureka. Montana
Directions: From Eureka follow Highway 37 west for approximately 5 miles. Turn right towards the town of Rexford, then right into the campground. Dump station can be found at the Rexford Bench Campground, laundry, ice, gas and store are located in Rexford.
Beaches & Dunes
Camping & Cabins
Lake and Pond Fishing
Lake Koocanusa is a 90 mile long reservoir held back by the 422' tall Libby Dam. Lake Koocanusa was completed in 1972 as a joint project between the United States and Canada . Alice Beers, from Rexford, Montana, combined the first three letters from KOOtenai River, and the first three letters of CANada and USA.
Lake Koocanusa is home to a variety of fish species. Sport fish include rainbow trout, west slope cutthroat trout, rainbow trout, bull trout, brook trout, kokanee salmon (blueback), burbot (ling), whitefish, large scale sucker, long nose sucker, northern pike minnow, peamouth, redside shiner, yellow perch and Kamloops (a strain of rainbow trout). The lake has a maximum depth of 370 feet and an average depth of 127 feet.
The surface area of the lake is 28,723 acres and the shoreline is 127.96 miles long.
The Hoodoos are very impressive sandstone formations jutting out from an inlet along Lake Koocanusa. Easily seen via boat, they can also be viewed from the west side of Highway 37. A short hike (approximately 100 feet) from a small parking area on the east side will provide an ample viewing opportunity. There is also a .5-mile nature trail from Rexford Bench Campground that allows the visitor a full view of the formations.
Interpretive programs are given throughout the summer.