Lake Koocanusa, courtesy of Dawn Peterson
Rexford was originally located on the Kootenai River, but when 420-foot-high Libby Dam was built in the 1970s, thus turning the Kootenai River into Lake Koocanusa, Rexford moved two miles inland.
Today, this tiny town of 100 residents swells to many hundreds more during the summer months, as campers, boaters, swimmers, and fishermen enjoy the pristine waterfront.
The town is off Highway 37, about eight miles west of Eureka. Watch for a blinking yellow light and a sign pointing out a road to your right.
Nearby are beaches, campgrounds, boat launches, and entertainment venues.
Rexford Bench Campground is a popular destination for boating, fishing and swimming on Lake Koocanusa, and hiking in the surrounding forest. It is located off the road that leads into Rexford.
Mariners Haven Campground is south of Rexford and at the entrance of Abayance Bay Marina, which features 192 fully supported boat slips as well as a growing entertainment venue. (See our Business Directory for details.)
TravelMT.com has a short writeup on Rexford.
Please consult our Maps & Guides page for information about the many sites and opportunities in the hills and valleys around Rexford.