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New Rule Proposed For Water Closures

Recreation News

Fri Jul 31 00:00:00 MDT 2009

The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission is seeking comment on a proposal that would allow state officials to close waters to recreational activities due to dangerous conditions.       

Under the proposed rule, FWP's director could close public waters to boating, floating, swimming, fishing and other uses when a danger to public health and safety exists. The proposal would also expand FWP's authority to close its designated recreation areas due to fire emergencies or other dangerous circumstances.

For more information visit FWP online at  Click Recent Public Notices. Comments, which must be received by Aug. 28, can be sent to Jessica Fitzpatrick, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, P.O. Box 200701, Helena, MT  59620-0701, or via e-mail to For information call 406-444-9785.