Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is pleased to announce the completion of improvement projects at several southwest Montana fishing access sites on the Big Hole and Madison Rivers.
Three projects were completed at fishing access sites on the Big Hole River. At Powerhouse Fishing Access Site 2 ½ miles west of Divide, crews installed a new single-wide concrete boat ramp and new signs, and improved the parking area. A permanent vault latrine will also be installed as soon as the weather permits.
Down river at Salmon Fly Fishing Access Site at Melrose crews installed a new concrete boat ramp and improved the parking area.
Further down river at Glen Fishing Access Site six miles south of Glen on the Frontage Road crews installed a new concrete boat ramp and made improvements to the parking and camping areas.
On the Madison River at Raynolds Pass Fishing Access Site 31 miles northwest of West Yellowstone on Highway 287 improvements were made to the portion of this site west of the highway. Crews there installed a new gravel boat ramp, constructed a new trail under the highway bridge connecting to the east portion of the site, and improved the parking and camping areas. After completing this improvement project, the portion of the site east of the highway is no longer open to motorized vehicles.
“The Big Hole and Madison Rivers are internationally renowned for their excellent trout fishing,” said FWP Regional Parks Manager Jerry Walker. “These improvements will enhance access for the public while protecting the outstanding resources along these waterways.”