Barron Creek Campground 

Kootenai National Forest in Montana 

Barron Creek Campground is located in the Libby Ranger District of the Kootenai National Forest and is a great Northwest Montana campground.  It is a popular campground for boating, water skiing, canoeing, kayaking, rafting and fishing.



It is situated on the west side of Lake Kookanusa, which is formed by Libby Dam and stretches into Canada with its 90 mile length.  


As you can see, it is located in an open meadow surrounded by tall, thick evergreen trees.

Barron Creek Campground offers access to fishing, boating, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, water skiing, plus any other water activity you might want. 



About the Campsites


Barron Creek Campground offers basic facilities with picnic tables, fire pits, accessible vault toilets, but there is no water available, so bring your own.  There is no charge for this campgrounds - it offers free tent camping and rv dry camping.


There are no hook ups available at this campground.  The maximum recommended trailer length is 40 feet.  Reservations are not available for these camp sites - it is first come, first served.


There isn't any trash pickup here - you have to take it out with you, so be sure to bring garbage bags with you. 





About Barron Creek Campground


Barron Creek Campground has 7 sites and is at an elevation of 2500 feet.  You will find 3 sites in the open area that will accommodate large rvs and 4 sites in the boat dock area.


There is a boat launch for small boats and it is open all year.  The Koocanusa Lake offers one of the best-known fisheries for kokanee salmon in all the northwest.  You will also find brook, rainbow, cutthroat and bull trout; mountain whitefish; large mouth bass and northern pike.


Pets are welcome in national forest service campgrounds, but they must be kept on a leash.


You will probably see wildlife in this forest service campground - moose, bears, deer, elk, plus the small animals like squirrels and chipmunks.  There are usually eagles and osprey flying around looking for fish.





Getting there:


Directions from Libby:  Go 13 miles northeast on hwy 37,  turn onto Forest Road 228 and go for 15 miles.




GPS Coordinates:

N 48.515000   W -115.294028



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Map of Kootenai National Forest and Campgrounds

1. Gateway Boat Camp
2. Swisher Lake
3. Tobacco Plains
4. Rexford Bench
5. Tobacco River
6. Camp 32
7. Peck Gulch
8. Rocky Gorge
9. Little Therriault Lake
10. Big Therriault Lake
11. Rock Lake
12. Grave Creek
13. North Dickey Lake
14. South Dickey Lake
15. Caribou
16. Pete Creek
17. Whitetail
18. Red Top
19. Yaak Falls
20. Kilbrennan Lake

21. Yaak River
22. Spar Lake
23. Dorr Skeels
24. Ross Creek Picnic Area
25. Bad Medicine
26. Loon Lake
27. Timberland Picnic Shelter
28. Barron Creek Boating Site
29. McGillivray
30. Howard Lake
31. Lake Creek
32. Sylvan Lake
33. McGreggor Lake
34. Big Eddy
35. Bull River
36. Triangle Pond
37. Marten Creek
38. North Shore
39. Willow Creek




Contact Information:


Libby Ranger District
12557 Highway 37
Libby, MT 59923




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