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HIstorical Lochsa Lodge

Andrew Erickson

The original Lochsa Lodge was built in 1929 by Andrew Erickson for a commercial hunting lodge. Sportsmen traveled by trail from Missoula, Montana and by Lolo Motorway from Kooskia, Idaho to stay at the Lodge, which was at the heart of some of the wildest country in the lower 48 states.

Highway 12 was completed in 1963 from Kooskia to Lolo, Montana improving access and opening the road to many other prospects for the Lodge.

In 2001, a tragic chimney fire destroyed the old historic Lodge. In May of 2002, the new Lodge opened with beautiful hand-scribed logs. The new building includes a library/meeting space, river view deck, gift shop, dining room and tavern.

There are no guest rooms in the main Lodge.

Highway 12 and the Lochsa Lodge are open every day, year-round, including holidays.

The Country Store is a unique piece of the Lochsa Lodge history. It offers snacks, sodas, ice, fishing and hunting supplies and licenses, gas and groceries.

Country Store

--Updated on July 28, 2013.

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