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Closure: Blackfoot-Clearwater WMA

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks issued a temporary closure on August 31 for most of the Blackfoot-Clearwater Wildlife Management Area (WMA), due to extreme fire conditions and the surrounding pre-evacuation notices related to the Rice Ridge Fire.

The closure applies to all public entry on the Blackfoot-Clearwater WMA in Missoula and Powell Counties, south and west of Woodworth Road and the portion west of Highway 83, as posted. Ovando Mountain is the only portion of the WMA that remains open.

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Site

Location

Date

Restriction

Condition

Amelia Island
Fishing Access Site

Region 7

Beginning 05-29-2018 until further notice

Site Closure

Site is currently closed due to flooding. FWP is urging recreationists to use extreme caution near rivers and other waterbodies. Visitors should be prepared to find road barricades to prevent resource or road damage, closures by local emergency officials, or walk-in-only access at some sites. FWP will continue to provide updates on flooding and any changes to access.

Bell Crossing
Fishing Access Site

Region 2

Beginning 06-05-2018 until further notice

Site Partial Closure

Fishing Access Site has limited access due to flooding. Fishing Access Sites with limited access remain open to walk-in use but people are urged to avoid these areas and exercise extreme caution.

Big Arm
State Park

Region 1

Beginning until further notice

Advisory

To avoid attracting bears and other critters, do not leave food, coolers or cooking utensils in tents or out unattended at anytime. Place all garbage in bear proof dumpsters.

Buffalo Mirage
Fishing Access Site

Region 5

Beginning 05-24-2018 until further notice

Advisory

High water in south central Montana’s major rivers has prompted Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks to restrict 11 fishing access sites to walk-in only. They will remain closed until water levels recede and FWP crews take the opportunity to assess and repair any water damage.

Bundy Bridge
Fishing Access Site

Region 5

Beginning 05-24-2018 until further notice

Advisory

High water in south central Montana’s major rivers has prompted Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks to restrict 11 fishing access sites to walk-in only. They will remain closed until water levels recede and FWP crews take the opportunity to assess and repair any water damage.

Captain Clark
Fishing Access Site

Region 5

Beginning 05-24-2018 until further notice

Advisory

High water in south central Montana’s major rivers has prompted Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks to restrict 11 fishing access sites to walk-in only. They will remain closed until water levels recede and FWP crews take the opportunity to assess and repair any water damage.

Cooney
State Park

Region 5

Beginning 05-26-2018 until further notice

Advisory

Marshall Cove Campground Loop CLOSED due to flooding. Park remains open. Lower Campsites in Fisherman’s point are also closed.

Council Grove
State Park

Region 2

Beginning 01-01-2017 until further notice

Fire Restriction fire icon

Fires and smoking prohibited at all times.

Duck Creek Bridge
Fishing Access Site

Region 5

Beginning 05-24-2018 until further notice

Advisory

High water in south central Montana’s major rivers has prompted Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks to restrict 11 fishing access sites to walk-in only. They will remain closed until water levels recede and FWP crews take the opportunity to assess and repair any water damage.

Dunes
Fishing Access Site

Region 4

Beginning 05-21-2018 until further notice

Site Closure

DUNES FISHING ACCESS SITE EMERGENCY CLOSURE The Dunes Fishing Access Site is closed to all public occupation and recreation as signed. This rule is effective as long as water is flooding the fishing access site. This rule will expire as soon as the department determines the fishing access site is again safe for occupation and recreation. This will depend on the extent and duration of the flooding in the area. Signs closing the fishing access site will be removed when the rule is no longer effective.

Finley Point
State Park

Region 1

Beginning until further notice

Advisory

To avoid attracting bears and other critters, do not leave food, coolers or cooking utensils in tents or out unattended at anytime. Place all garbage in bear proof dumpsters.

Fish Creek
State Park

Region 2

Beginning 01-01-2017 until further notice

Fire Restriction fire icon

Fires and smoking prohibited at all times.

Fort Owen
State Park

Region 2

Beginning 01-01-2017 until further notice

Fire Restriction fire icon

Fires and smoking prohibited at all times.

Grant Marsh
Fishing Access Site

Region 5

Beginning 04-10-2017 until further notice

Site Closure

With current and forecasted highwater conditions in the Bighorn River and the growing potential for road erosion and safety concerns, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is closing the main access road to Grant Marsh Fishing Access Site boat ramp effective 7 am on 4/10/17.

Grant Marsh
Fishing Access Site

Region 5

Beginning 05-24-2018 until further notice

Advisory

High water in south central Montana’s major rivers has prompted Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks to restrict 11 fishing access sites to walk-in only. They will remain closed until water levels recede and FWP crews take the opportunity to assess and repair any water damage.

Grey Bear
Fishing Access Site

Region 5

Beginning 05-24-2018 until further notice

Advisory

High water in south central Montana’s major rivers has prompted Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks to restrict 11 fishing access sites to walk-in only. They will remain closed until water levels recede and FWP crews take the opportunity to assess and repair any water damage.

Gritty Stone
Fishing Access Site

Region 5

Beginning 05-24-2018 until further notice

Advisory

High water in south central Montana’s major rivers has prompted Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks to restrict 11 fishing access sites to walk-in only. They will remain closed until water levels recede and FWP crews take the opportunity to assess and repair any water damage.

Harlowton
Fishing Access Site

Region 5

Beginning 05-24-2018 until further notice

Advisory

High water in south central Montana’s major rivers has prompted Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks to restrict 11 fishing access sites to walk-in only. They will remain closed until water levels recede and FWP crews take the opportunity to assess and repair any water damage.

Harrison Lake
Fishing Access Site

Region 3

Beginning 06-16-2017 until further notice

Closure for Public Safety

Boaters, please be adivsed that the boat dock is closed for public safety until further notice. A new dock will be installed as soon as possible.

Harry Morgan
Fishing Access Site

Region 2

Beginning 06-05-2018 until further notice

Site Partial Closure

Fishing Access Site has limited access due to flooding. Fishing Access Sites with limited access remain open to walk-in use but people are urged to avoid these areas and exercise extreme caution.

Hell Creek
State Park

Region 7

Beginning 08-09-2017 until further notice

Road Advisory

Road Advisory: The road to the park is 25 miles of gravel and may have significant amounts of washboard. Allow 1-2 hours of travel time from Jordan to Hell Creek State Park.

Indian Fort
Fishing Access Site

Region 5

Beginning 05-24-2018 until further notice

Advisory

High water in south central Montana’s major rivers has prompted Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks to restrict 11 fishing access sites to walk-in only. They will remain closed until water levels recede and FWP crews take the opportunity to assess and repair any water damage.

Kelly Island
Fishing Access Site

Region 2

Beginning 06-05-2018 until further notice

Site Partial Closure

Fishing Access Site has limited access due to flooding. Fishing Access Sites with limited access remain open to walk-in use but people are urged to avoid these areas and exercise extreme caution.

Kokanee Bend
Fishing Access Site

Region 1

Beginning 05-07-2018 until further notice

Site Partial Closure

Fishing Access Site has limited access to vehicles due to flooding. FAS's with limited access remain open to walk-in use but people are urged to avoid these areas and exercise extreme caution.

Lake Mary Ronan
State Park

Region 1

Beginning until further notice

Advisory

To avoid attracting bears and other critters, do not leave food, coolers or cooking utensils in tents or out unattended at anytime. Place all garbage in bear proof dumpsters.

Les Mason
State Park

Region 1

Beginning 07-03-2015 until further notice

Fire Restriction fire icon

Fires prohibited at all times.

Lost Creek
State Park

Region 2

Beginning 06-01-2018 until further notice

Site Closure

Park is OPEN, but flooding has limited entrance road to one lane. Visitors advised to use caution.

Mallard's Rest
Fishing Access Site

Region 3

Beginning 01-02-2018 until further notice

Site Closure

FAS closed due to Yellowstone River ice gorging and site flooding. The site will remain closed to vehicular travel until further notice until conditions allow for safe travel.

Medicine River
Fishing Access Site

Region 4

Beginning 05-16-2018 until further notice

Site Closure

Medicine River Fishing Access Site Temporary Emergency Closure The site is closed to all public occupation and recreation as signed. This rule is effective as long as water is flooding the fishing access site.

Mid Canon
Fishing Access Site

Region 4

Beginning 05-10-2018 until further notice

Site Partial Closure

Fishing Access Site is partially closed to all public occupation as signed due to flooding.

Monture Creek
Fishing Access Site

Region 2

Beginning 06-05-2018 until further notice

Site Partial Closure

Fishing Access Site has limited access due to flooding. Fishing Access Sites with limited access remain open to walk-in use but people are urged to avoid these areas and exercise extreme caution.

Myers Bridge
Fishing Access Site

Region 7

Beginning 05-29-2018 until further notice

Site Closure

Site is currently closed due to flooding. FWP is urging recreationists to use extreme caution near rivers and other waterbodies. Visitors should be prepared to find road barricades to prevent resource or road damage, closures by local emergency officials, or walk-in-only access at some sites. FWP will continue to provide updates on flooding and any changes to access.

Old Steel Bridge
Fishing Access Site

Region 1

Beginning 05-07-2018 until further notice

Site Partial Closure

Fishing Access Site has limited access to vehicles on the east side of the bridge due to flooding. FAS's with limited access remain open to walk-in use but people are urged to avoid these areas and exercise extreme caution.

Painted Rocks
State Park

Region 2

Beginning 05-11-2018 until further notice

Advisory

Boat ramp now OPEN. Campsites #9 & #11 are still closed due to flooding.

Rosebud East
Fishing Access Site

Region 7

Beginning until further notice

Advisory

Dangerous diversion dam immediately upstream

Rosebud East
Fishing Access Site

Region 7

Beginning 05-29-2018 until further notice

Site Closure

Site is currently closed due to flooding. FWP is urging recreationists to use extreme caution near rivers and other waterbodies. Visitors should be prepared to find road barricades to prevent resource or road damage, closures by local emergency officials, or walk-in-only access at some sites. FWP will continue to provide updates on flooding and any changes to access.

Rosebud West
Fishing Access Site

Region 7

Beginning 05-29-2018 until further notice

Site Closure

Site is currently closed due to flooding. FWP is urging recreationists to use extreme caution near rivers and other waterbodies. Visitors should be prepared to find road barricades to prevent resource or road damage, closures by local emergency officials, or walk-in-only access at some sites. FWP will continue to provide updates on flooding and any changes to access.

Selkirk
Fishing Access Site

Region 5

Beginning 05-24-2018 until further notice

Advisory

High water in south central Montana’s major rivers has prompted Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks to restrict 11 fishing access sites to walk-in only. They will remain closed until water levels recede and FWP crews take the opportunity to assess and repair any water damage.

Sha-Ron
Fishing Access Site

Region 2

Beginning 06-05-2018 until further notice

Site Partial Closure

Fishing Access Site has limited access due to flooding. Fishing Access Sites with limited access remain open to walk-in use but people are urged to avoid these areas and exercise extreme caution.

Shed's Bridge
Fishing Access Site

Region 3

Beginning 04-23-2014 until further notice

Site Closure

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has closed Shed's Bridge Fishing Access Site on the Gallatin River until further notice due to the instability of the west bank at the site.

Smith Lake
Fishing Access Site

Region 1

Beginning 05-07-2018 until further notice

Site Partial Closure

Fishing Access Site has limited access to vehicles due to flooding. FAS's with limited access remain open to walk-in use but people are urged to avoid these areas and exercise extreme caution.

Voyagers Rest
Fishing Access Site

Region 5

Beginning 05-24-2018 until further notice

Advisory

High water in south central Montana’s major rivers has prompted Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks to restrict 11 fishing access sites to walk-in only. They will remain closed until water levels recede and FWP crews take the opportunity to assess and repair any water damage.

Wayfarers
State Park

Region 1

Beginning until further notice

Advisory

To avoid attracting bears and other critters, do not leave food, coolers or cooking utensils in tents or out unattended at anytime. Place all garbage in bear proof dumpsters.

West Shore
State Park

Region 1

Beginning until further notice

Advisory

To avoid attracting bears and other critters, do not leave food, coolers or cooking utensils in tents or out unattended at anytime. Place all garbage in bear proof dumpsters.

Wild Horse Island
State Park

Region 1

Beginning 08-13-2014 until further notice

Fire Restriction fire icon

Fires and smoking prohibited at all times.

Yellow Bay
State Park

Region 1

Beginning until further notice

Advisory

To avoid attracting bears and other critters, do not leave food, coolers or cooking utensils in tents or out unattended at anytime. Place all garbage in bear proof dumpsters.

York's Islands
Fishing Access Site

Region 3

Beginning 02-21-2018 until further notice

Site Closure

FAS closed due to Missouri River ice gorging and site flooding. The site will remain closed to vehicular travel until further notice until conditions allow for safe travel.