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FWP Looking to Develop New Fishing Access Site in Dillon

Fishing - Region 3

Monday, March 12, 2018

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is proposing the development of a new Fishing Access Site on the Beaverhead River adjacent to the Selway Bridge. For some time, this property on the north side of Dillon has been used by the public to access the river without formal roads or a true boat ramp causing damage to the resource.

To move forward on the project, FWP would need to acquire a Recreational Use Permit from the Montana Department of Transportation which owns the land. Once the permit is secured, FWP will work in cooperation with the Beaverhead Trails Coalition to improve and maintain the site. These partnerships are already in place.

The proposed project would include re-grading a pioneered loop road, creating formal parking spaces, and reclaiming other pioneered areas of the site.

The draft environmental assessment can be found here:

Public comment will be accepted 5 p.m. on April 4. Comments may be emailed to or sent to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Selway Bridge Fishing Access Site, Attn: Ray Heagney, 1400 S. 19th Ave., Bozeman, MT, 59718.