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 50 miles of shore line, a marina, and four 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, Indian 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 foul, and varmints. A unique birwatching area is located along the Marias River below Tiber Dam. Don't miss Tiber Dam-Lake Elwell (Tiber Reservoir).
Directions: 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.
Tiber Dam-Lake Elwell (Tiber Reservoir)
Bureau of Reclamation, Chester, MT 59522