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Burnt Tree Hole Access Site on Madison River Closed for Improvements; Ennis Access Site Still Closed
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Public Lands Restrictions, Closures & Reopenings - Region 3
This news release was archived on Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Burnt Tree Hole Fishing Access Site on the Madison River two miles south of Ennis will be closed to all use beginning on May 4 for improvements.

 

Construction work will begin on May 4 to expand the parking lot, improve the internal site roads, and replace and relocate the concrete boat ramp. Smail Construction of Alder, Montana, is the contractor.

 

The work will take three to four weeks depending on weather conditions. Construction may be ongoing through the Memorial Day Holiday weekend.

 

Float anglers and other boaters who were planning to use Burnt Tree Hole FAS should take out two miles upstream on river right at the Eight Mile Ford Fishing Access Site. The next site downstream, Ennis Fishing Access Site, is temporarily closed to all use and will remain closed until the ice melts and road reconstruction work can be completed to repair damage from winter ice build up.

 

“We appreciate everyone’s patience during the next three to four weeks,” said Todd Garrett, Regional Fishing Access Site Manager. “The improvements are much needed at Burnt Tree Hole and road reconstruction is necessary at the Ennis access site. We will reopen both sites as soon as possible.”

 

For more information, call FWP Regional Fishing Access Site Manager Todd Garrett at 406-994-6987.