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Tiber Dam-Lake Elwell (Tiber Reservoir)

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Just east of Shelby (less than an hour away), residents and visitors can enjoy one of the most versatile recreational areas in Montana, Tiber Dam-Lake Elwell. The lake provides excellent year-round angling for walleye, northern and sauger pike, native trout, ling, perch and others. Some may want to try their hand at bow fishing for carp that often exceed 20 pounds.



For boaters and swimmers the area boasts over 178 miles of shore line, a marina, and five well-maintained boat ramps located strategically around the lake. There are also numerous campground areas.



While you’re at Tiber you’ll observe spectacular windblown sandstone formations, tipi rings, and one of the largest earthen dikes in the world over three miles long! The area surrounding Tiber contains excellent hunting for mule and whitetail deer, antelope, upland game birds, water fowl, and varmints. A unique birdwatching area is located along the Marias River below Tiber Dam. Don’t miss Tiber Dam-Lake Elwell (Tiber Reservoir) and Tiber Marina.
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Location
Chester
Phone
406-456-3226
Alternate Phone
406-456-3229
Mailing Address
Bureau of Reclamation
PO Box 220
Chester, MT 59522
Special direction map

Lake Elwell (Tiber Reservoir) is located 12 miles south of Chester on Route 223, then 7 miles west on County Road. (Summer Concession). The Tiber Dam is located on the Marias River, approximately 90 miles north of Great Falls.