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Montana State Parks Campsite Reservation Program – Memorial Day Weekend a Success!


Visitors to Montana State Park campgrounds utilized their new campsite reservation program for the first time over the Memorial Day weekend holiday. The new program went on-line at twenty of the primary camping destination state parks statewide this past weekend. At each of the parks, approximately 20%-25% of the available campsites remain for walk-in visitors as they traditionally have been.

(Headquarters - State Parks)

Public Meetings Set to Discuss Fort Peck Fisheries Plan


Seven public open-house meetings have been scheduled in Eastern and Central Montana to discuss pending revisions to the Fort Peck Reservoir Fisheries Management Plan. Proposed changes to fishing regulations in the state’s Eastern Fishing District will also be discussed at some of the meetings.

(Region 6 - Fishing)

Closure of Cooney State Park


In conjunction with a request from Carbon County Commissioner John Grewell and Sheriff Tom Rieger, Montana State Parks has closed Clooney State Park in Roberts, MT, effective immediately.

(Region 5 - State Parks)

Friends of Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park Host National Trails Day Event on Saturday, June 4


Join the Friends of Lewis & Clark Caverns on Saturday, June 4 as they host the American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day® 2011“Made With All Natural Ingredients”. Learn about noxious weeds and help clean up the trails at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park. Participants will enjoy a free lunch provided by the park, as well as prizes and raffles. Everyone is welcome. Wear sturdy walking shoes and bring water, sunscreen, gloves, and gardening tools.

(Region 3 - State Parks)

FWP Seeks Comment on Proposed Boating Regulation Changes Near Missoula


Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking comments on a proposal to modify existing boating regulations on portions of the Bitterroot and Clark Fork Rivers near Missoula and a small section of the Blackfoot just upstream from the former Milltown Dam site.

(Region 2 - Recreation)

Spring Black Bear Season To Close In Bear Management Unit 520


The hunting of all black bears in the Bear Management Unit 520, which include portions of Park, Sweet Grass, Stillwater and Carbon counties, will close one-half hour after sunset on Saturday, May 28, 2011.

(Headquarters - Hunting District Restrictions, Closures & Reopenings)


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