Tuesday, October 30, 2012
State Parks News
(Helena, MT) - Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) is seeking public comment on a draft Environmental Assessment for a project to improve camping at Finley Point State Park on the south end of Flathead Lake.
The proposed improvements would provide more open space around motor home campsites and add a new campsite loop.
Five walk-in, tent-only camping sites would be added and 2 yurts are planned to further expand the camping availability.
The park entrance will be widened to allow safer, easier access for motor homes and trailers. The park’s seasonal camp host facilities would move north of the park entry road. Camp host volunteers stay on-site at a state park during the summer to assist visitors.
New landscaping and vegetative cover is planned between campsites to add privacy and visual appeal.
Comments can be made through Friday, Nov. 30 online at stateparks.mt.gov , click on Submit Public Comments at the bottom of the homepage, or by mail to: Finley Point EA, Attn: Dave Landstrom, FWP Headquarters – Region 1, 490 N. Meridian Rd., Kalispell, MT, 59901.
Finley Point State Park, six miles north of Polson, is a popular summer destination and base camp for hiking, sightseeing, fishing and boating. It is one of 5 Montana State Parks with public access on Flathead Lake. In the 2012 summer season (May – August) more than 16,000 people visited the park.
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