Lake Koocanusa Scenic Byway


  • DesignationState Byway, Forest Service Byway (1992)
  • LocationMT
  • Length42 miles
Dedicated Byway Visitor Information
Kootenai National Forest, Libby Ranger District
Statewide Byway Partners
Montana Department of Transportation
Visit Montana
Lake Koocanusa Scenic Byway


Lake Koocanusa Scenic Byway, in the Kootenai National Forest in northwestern Montana, was created in 1992. It follows the Kootenai River and Lake Koocanusa via State Highway 37. Open year-round, this 67-mile route connects Libby and Eureka. The byway also includes a side loop (Forest Development Road 228) around the west side of the lake, a more leisurely, two-lane, paved route that is closed in winter. Numerous hiking trails in the Kootenai National Forest intersect the Byway. A 100-mile long circular bicycle tour begins at Libby Dam.

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