The Rocky Gorge Campground is located approximately 26 miles southwest of Eureka off Hwy 37. The campground has 60 campsites including one host site, with tables, fire rings and some with tent pads and able to accommodate up to 32' rv. Amenities include potable water, vault toilets, dock and a fully developed boat launch.
At a Glance
|Operational Hours:||The campground is managed from Memorial Day through Labor Day, but is available all year to visitors. Access is dependent upon weather conditions.|
|Reservations:||All sites are on a first come; first serve basis.|
|Restrictions:||16 day stay limit on all National Forest System Lands. Pets are welcome but must be leashed. Lighting of fireworks is not allowed on National Forest System Lands.|
|Closest Towns:||Eureka, Montana|
|Operated By:||Forest Service|
|Information Center:||Directions: From Eureka follow Hwy 37 south for 24 miles to the entrance to the campground.|
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Areas below the high water mark of the Koocanusa Reservoir are open to all motor vehicles including both highway legal and non Highway legal vehicles with the exception of areas signed on the ground for resource protection.
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, rainblow 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.
Visit Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks web site for fishing regulations.