McGregor Lake Montana Fishing, Camping, Boating

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McGregor Lake

Explore this 3,998 acre mountain lake nestled in the dense pine forest of the Salish Mountains in the Kootenai forest. Hike, boat or fish MacGregor Lake’s untamed wilderness. Read More

  • Enjoy unparalleled views of the Salish Mountains from your canoe or motorboat. 
  • Lake and rainbow trout abound in the lake’s warm water. 
  • Whether looking for an easy lakeside day hike or a more rigorous mountain pass, MacGregor Lake has a trail to suit every hiker.

What can I do at MacGregor Lake?

  • Boating: The large concrete boat ramp is great for launching motorboats. The lake is home to a large popular lodge which brings in plenty of boaters. The warm water attracts scuba divers, as well.
  • Fishing: As a fairly shallow lake with an average depth of about 100 feet, it’s a very popular spot for local sportsman. The lake’s lodge hosts a fishing derby every year and lake and rainbow trout are the catch. Hunting is also a favorite pastime here.
  • Hiking: An easy 2.9 mile long trail, the MacGregor Lake Shoreline Trail is family friendly. The Bar Z and Meadow Ridge trails pass through the MacGregor Lake area.
  • Camping: RV and tent camping available at 23 sites. Camping fee is $12.

Where is MacGregor Lake?

Kalispell is the closest town. From Kalispell take Highway 2 for 32 miles. From Libby, travel 53 miles southeast on US Highway 2.

When is it open?

The lake is open year-round for summer and winter activities. Campground is open May to October.

How much does it cost?

Day-use $5.00

Who can I call if I have more questions?

Kootenai National Forest at 406-293-6211.