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Smith River Special Use Rule Topic Of Three Open Houses

Friday, October 31, 2003

Smith River rules will be discussed at three open houses scheduled in early November in Helena, Great Falls and White Sulphur Springs. The Smith River offers a popular 60-mile floating opportunity that requires private floaters to apply for a float permit each winter in advance of the floating season.

The open houses are scheduled from 6:30 – 9 p.m. on:

Nov. 4             Helena, FWP headquarters                 1420 East Sixth Ave.

Nov. 5             Great Falls, FWP Region Office            4600 Giant Springs Rd.

Nov. 6             White Sulphur Springs, City Hall            105 West Hampton

The text of the proposed clarification to the rule is available on the FWP web site at under Public Notices or by calling 406-444-3750.

Public comments must be received by Nov. 14 by email to or in writing to: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, Parks Division, 1420 East Sixth Ave., P.O. Box 200701, Helena, MT 59620-0701.