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Lake Koocanusa near Libby, Montana

One of the great attractions of Montana, and one I had a lot of fun at, is Lake Koocanusa. A huge man made lake in Northern Montana, that stretches between Canada and the United States. It ends with one of the largest dams you can go on. You can see the lake at http://www.libbymt.com/areaattractions/lakekoocanusa.htm.

It is only a short drive from Libby which gives you plenty of opportunity for camping. Hunting, fishing, boating, and hiking are all available in a wide variety.

Tours of the massive Dam built by the Army Corp of Engineers are also available. The Lake stretches 90 miles and covers an area that include a submerged village.

The Lake got its name from a contest that was one by a Montana Resident. She combined the names of the river used in the project, along with the first three letters of Canada, and the abbreviation for the United States of America, USA, getting Koo-Can-Usa.

Boating on the lake is an incredible experience in the summer. The calm waters on the lake allow for serene trips as well as excellent fishing of the lakes many species. Exploration pf the shores of the lake also offer an excellent opportunity as the shores are not natural, but the side of the valley the lake fills. Trails cover the former valley allowing for wandering in a relatively untouched wilderness. Wildlife and nature flourish along the shores of Lake Koocanusa.

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Dec 12, 2011
by: Emilyn at RV Travel with Kids

Fond family memories!Thank you for your detailed review.Hope you’ll join us on our forums.

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