Monday, July 02, 2012
Recreation - Region 3
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has reopened the three fishing access sites on the Madison River that were closed last week due to the Bear Trap 2 fire: Damselfly, Black’s Ford and Greycliff. All three FAS – approximately 23 miles west of Bozeman – are day-use only sites with gravel boat ramps. Black’s Ford is an especially popular take-out spot for floaters.
Stage 1 fire restrictions applied late last week remain in place at state fishing access sites and wildlife management areas in Park, Gallatin, Madison, Beaverhead, Silver Bow, Jefferson, Broadwater and the southern half of Lewis and Clark counties. This means all open fires including campfires are prohibited (propane or LPG stoves are allowed). Also, there is no smoking permitted outside of an enclosed vehicle or building, or within an area three feet in diameter that is not cleared of all flammable material.
For more information on fire restrictions and at FWP sites, go to fwp.mt.gov and click on “Fire and Drought Updates.”