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Mon Sep 10 15:53:00 MDT 2012

Montana State Parks News

(Missoula, MT) – Montana State Parks ( has scheduled a public scoping workshop in Superior on Sept. 19 to begin developing a plan to guide the management of Fish Creek State Park, located near Alberton.

The public is invited to offer suggestions and comments on how to achieve a high-quality recreational experience at the park, while preserving and enhancing the park’s natural resources. The feedback will be used in developing a management plan for the park.

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks acquired Fish Creek State Park in 2010 as part of a larger acquisition along Fish Creek. This plan will only address the State Park, and not the adjacent wildlife management area.

“Fish Creek State Park is a unique park with the potential to be a regional destination for hiking, biking, OHV use, camping, and more,” said Park Manager, Mike Hathaway. “We want the public to weigh in and help craft the vision for the park in this first step toward a ten-year management plan.”

State park officials will also be asking for suggestions on ways to enhance recreational activities around the nearby Alberton Gorge of the Clark Fork River.

Montana State Parks prepares management plans for state parks to guide quality recreational experiences, enhance park resources, and preserve the park’s natural assets.

The workshop is set for 6:30-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 19, at Superior High School in the Multi-Purpose Room, 410 Arizona Avenue, Superior, MT.

Written feedback may also be sent by email to: , or by mail to: Attn: Fish Creek State Park, 3201 Spurgin Road, Missoula, MT 59804.

The Fish Creek State Park draft management plan will be released in 2013 and there will be opportunities for public review and comment.

Fish Creek State Park is made up of 6,200 acres of forested land surrounding Williams Peak in Mineral County, with portions of the Clark Fork and Fish Creek rivers running through it. Open year-round, park activities include hiking, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, and nature viewing. The Alberton Gorge of the Clark Fork River, with first-rate whitewater rafting, is nearby.

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