Several parks and campgrounds within Gov. Marc Racicot's executive order to apply Level V restrictions to ten west central Montana counties, are permitted to remain open to recreation, FWP officials said today.
Exempted from the order are:
No campfires, barbecues or propane or gas stoves are allowed in these areas.
All other recreation-including boating and fishing--in all areas within the Level V zone is closed to all public recreation. The Level V zone restrictions went into effect Friday, Aug. 11 and include: Deer Lodge, Granite, Lake, Mineral, Missoula, Powell, Ravalli, Sanders and Silver Bow counties, and the portion of Lewis & Clark County that lies west of the Continental Divide.
All other access to all public lands and waters and all private forested lands in the ten county area of west central Montana is prohibited.