Raynolds’ Pass Fishing Access Site (FAS), located on the Madison River, will be closed periodically for a construction project beginning Monday, October 4, 2010. The project will include expanded parking, installation of a gravel boat ramp, and a trail under the highway bridge leading upstream on the west side of Highway 87, along with closure of the pioneered parking area and boat launch on the east side of the highway.
The west portion of Raynolds’ Pass FAS will close for work on October 4. The east portion will remain open until the improvements are completed on the west portion of the site. At that time, the east side of the FAS will be closed to all vehicular traffic. This project will likely be completed by Friday, October 15, with the exception of the guardrail work along the highway.
“The purpose of the project is to concentrate use on the west side of the highway and avoid a hazardous situation with vehicles pulling out into high speed traffic next to the highway bridge over the Madison River. For better protection of the resource, we will also be eliminating an area that was pioneered on the east side of the highway,” said Chris McGrath, River Recreation Manager in Bozeman.
Raynolds’ Pass Fishing Access Site is located 31 miles northwest of West Yellowstone on U.S. Highway 287.
For more information, contact Chris McGrath, River Recreation Manager, Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 3 Headquarters in Bozeman at (406) 994-4042.