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MCGREGOR LAKE CAMPGROUND, MT

part ofKootenai National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: MCGREGOR LAKE CAMPGROUND
Status: Open through Wed Sep 10 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

McGregor Lake Campground is located approximately 53 miles southeast of Libby, Montana, on Highway 2 at the west end of McGregor Lake in Kootenai National Forest.

This area is about halfway between Libby and Kalispell in the heart of the Thompson Chain of Lakes, a premier fishing and hunting area.

Natural Features:

At an elevation of 3,900 feet, the campground is nestled among young pines at the west end of McGregor Lake in the Fisher River Area. The lake spans 1,240 acres, making it the largest lake in the Kootenai National Forest.

The Fisher River Area is the watershed formed by the four forks (West, East, Silver Butte, Pleasant Valley) of the Fisher River and Wolf Creek. Within it is the Thompson Chain of Lakes, which consists of more than 20 lakes.

Recreation:

McGregor Lake is host to a prime mackinaw trout population and offers excellent opportunities for a trophy-size catch. There is a boat ramp on-site for access to the lake. Swimming and water skiing are also popular activities.

Huckleberry picking is available nearby. Hikers can walk the 2.9-mile McGregor Lake Shoreline Trail.

Facilities:

The campground has 27 sites, including one host site, with tables and fire rings. Most sites offer an average length of 32 feet. Vault toilets and drinking water are available.

A group site is available for large groups, offering a 120-by-140 gravel parking area. Four tent sites are located along the lake near the boat ramp.

Day use picnic sites with tables and fire rings are located near the beach.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Beach
  • Birding
  • Boat Trailer Parking
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Cell phone service
  • Day Use Area
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Group Camping
  • Group Site (Reservable)
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Kayaking
  • Lake Access
  • Non-Motorized Boating
  • Paved Parking
  • Paved Roads
  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnic Area
  • Star Gazing
  • Tent Pads
  • Tent sites
  • Trails
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Backpacking
  • Bait Shop
  • Coin Showers
  • Food Services
  • Fuel Available
  • Motel
  • Mountain Biking
  • Trailheads
Know Before You Go
  • Showers, laundry, gas, ice, store, a bar and restaurant are located at Happy's Inn or The Lodge at McGregor Lake
  • Learn more about Kootenai National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
48.03194, -114.90222
48°1'55"N, 114°54'8"W

From Libby, MT, take US Route 2 east 53 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign and go 0.2 miles to campground.

An alternate route is to take US Route 2 west from Kalispell, MT, for 32 miles to campground entrance.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

MCGREGOR LAKE CAMPGROUND
12577 Hwy 37
Libby  MT  59923

Phone Number:

Information:  (406)293-7773
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