• 1. Heron

    ACCESS: No sign. Take Heron turnoff from MT 200, cross bridge, turn right at railroad crossing. Follow road 1/2 mile to river.

  • 2. Big Eddy Creek

    ACCESS: Signed USFS Campground. Dirt turnoff seven miles west of Bull River Junction on MT 200.

  • 3. Bull River

    ACCESS: Signed USFS campground. One mile east of Bull River Junction on MT 200.

  • 4. Triangle Pond

    ACCESS: Unsigned. From Noxon take dirt road west toward Heron on south side of river approx. 4 miles. No access to Cabinet Gorge Reservoir.

  • 5. Noxon Park

    ACCESS: Downtown Noxon

  • 6. New Noxon Park

    ACCESS: unsigned. Cross bridge to Noxon, turn left on pavement, first left to lake.
    FACILITIES: Horse arena in place. baseball diamond, playground, volleyball court.

  • 7. Martin Creek Bay

    ACCESS: unsigned. take county road on south side of river northwest from Trout Creek approx. 8 miles or southeast from Noxon approximately 10 miles to junction of USFS Road 161.

  • 8. North Shore

    ACCESS: Two miles west of Trout Creek. Watch for signs.
    FACILITIES: Improved USFS campground. There is an overnight fee.

  • 9. Island Park Estates

    ACCESS: One mile west of Trout Creek. Private development.
    FACILITIES: Public marina in private residential development.

  • 10. Finley Flats

    ACCESS: Take Highway 200 9 miles NW of Thompson Falls. Look for sign at MM 41. Turn right at junction 1/2 mile in and continue down hill to reservoir. Use caution at unmarked railroad crossing.

  • 11. Flat Iron Ridge

    ACCESS: Signed turnoff approx. 3 miles Northwest of Thompson Falls on Highway 200.

  • 12. Thompson Falls State Park

    ACCESS: About 1/2, mile NW of Thompson Falls off Highway 200 on Blue Slide Rd. Watch for signs.
    FACILITIES: Fee per day and overnight camping.

  • 13. Wild Goose Landing

    ACCESS: Eastern edge of Thompson Falls business district.

  • 14. Swamp Creek

    ACCESS: Cross river at Plains to Fairgrounds. Take county road north-west approx. 12 miles to mouth of Swamp Creek.
    FACILITIES: Primitive, river access.

  • 15. Fairgrounds

    ACCESS: Turn off in downtown Plains, cross bridge to Sanders County Fairgrounds frontage directly west and adjacent to bridge.

  • 16. Point of Rocks

    ACCESS: From Highway 200, 1/2, mile south of Paradise, turn on county road, cross signed railroad tracks and follow county road approx. 4.5 miles north to unmarked, unimproved road adjacent to river.
    FACILITIES: Primitive, unimproved public river access on private land.

  • 17. Kookoosint Fishing Access

    ACCESS: Located between MM 87 & 88

River Recreation Map PDF

Noxon Reservoir Fishing Trip

To find out more about Montana hunting and fishing rules and regulations, contact:

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks
490 N. Meridian
Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 752-5501