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FWP Seeks Comment on Improvement Projects at Salmon Lake State Park

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Thu Feb 28 00:00:00 MST 2008

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is seeking public comment on a proposal to initiate a multiple-phase road paving and campground improvement project at Salmon Lake State Park.

In the first phase, the loop road and parking areas at the day-use area will be paved, the boat loading area widened, and improvements made to the boat and swimming docks.  As funds become available, electrical hook-ups will be installed at all campsites, and the interior campground road and campsite parking areas will be paved. 

Paving the park’s roads will decrease the high dust levels caused by heavy vehicle traffic on gravel roads.   Paving will also allow for the lining and striping of the road and parking lot to improve traffic flow and address parking concerns.  Distinctive, lined parking spots will be added to the parking lot to efficiently accommodate more vehicles and direct parking away from shoulders of the road and congested and vegetated areas.

A draft environmental assessment (EA) is available for review and comment beginning Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008. You may view the EA at FWP’s website,, under “Recent Public Notices” or request a copy by mailing FWP, 3201 Spurgin Road, Missoula, MT 59804; phoning (406) 542-5500; or emailing

Comments should be directed to Lee Bastian by mail at the address above; phone to (406) 542-5517; or email to; and must be received no later than 5 p.m., March 31, 2008.