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Libby Dam
Description: This beautiful large mountain river is outstanding for viewing bald eagles, nesting osprey, great blue herons and waterfowl. Libby Dam’s watchable wildlife area is located between the Libby Downstream Area and Dunn Creek Campground. The old Great Northern Railroad grade is a nice trail between Libby Dam Downstream Area and Dunn Creek to access the area. A nice river float is also an excellent way to view raptors and waterfowl. In the fall, bald eagles concentrate below the dam to catch kokanee salmon. Eagle migration starts around the forest week on October, peaks around the first week in November, and tapers off around mid-December. In March, large waterfowl concentrations pass through. The Corps of Engineers has placed goose nesting platforms on the river’s east side.

Wildlife to Watch: Wildlife is abundant in this riparian area. Common species to see are bald eagles, osprey, great blue heron, and numerous waterfowl. Moose, bighorn sheep, and deer are also in the area.

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Ownership: US Army Corps of Engineers 
Size: Unknown 
Closest Town: Libby, MT

RestroomsParkingTent CampingFishingHikingPicnic tablesBoat Launch

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Driving Directions:
Libby Dam watchable wildlife area is located 17 miles north of Libby on Hwy 37. North end parking: Turn west on Jennings Highline Road down hill. Before crossing the David Thompson bridge make another left and follow to end at parking lot. South end parking: Turn west into Dunn Creek Campground. Park at boat ramp parking lot. Access to trail is just above the parking lot on the railroad grade.

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Libby Dam : Wildlife Viewing Area