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Restriction and Closure Information

Site Location Date Restriction Condition
Broadus Bridge
Fishing Access Site
Region 7
All Powder River County
Beginning 08-06-2014 until further notice Stage I Fire Restriction fire icon Stage I Fire Restrictions
Fairweather
Fishing Access Site
Region 3
Beginning 11-14-2014 until further notice Advisory Fairweather FAS in currently flooding due to ice gorging on the Missouri River. This site is heavily used by hunters at this time of year and the public should be aware of rapidly changing conditions along river corridors.
George Grant Memorial
Fishing Access Site
Region 3
R3
Beginning 06-16-2014 until further notice Advisory Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks may temporarily close the boat ramp at George Grant FAS during 48-hour Big Hole River floating closures related to the Silver Bridge/Powerhouse construction project. During those time periods, the river will be closed to floating downstream of George Grant FAS to 1,000 feet downstream of Silver Bridge. Signs will be posted the prior day and this website will be kept up to date.
Greenwood Bottoms
Fishing Access Site
Region 3
R3 Big Hole River
Beginning 06-15-2014 until further notice Advisory Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has temporarily closed the Big Hole River from 7am 9/5/14 to mid-night 9/10/14. During this time period, the river will be closed to launching and floating downstream of Greenwood Bottoms FAS to 1,000 feet below Silver Bridge. Powerhouse Fishing Access Site will also be closed to launching during this period. Wade fishing from 1000 feet above to 1000 feet below Powerhouse FAS is prohibited.
Lost Creek
State Park
Region 2
Beginning 06-19-2014 until further notice Advisory Lost Creek Trail No. 8133 will be under construction throughout the summer. The trail will remain open; however, machinery will be used for the construction of the two bridges. When approaching work areas, establish eye contact with equipment operators and follow their directions.
Mallard's Rest
Fishing Access Site
Region 3
Yellowstone River
Beginning 11-18-2014 until further notice Site Partial Closure MT FWP has closed the Mallards Rest FAS on the Yellowstone River, 13 miles south of Livingston, MT due to Yellowstone River ice gorging and site flooding. The site will remain closed to vehicular travel until conditions allow for safe travel.
Milltown
State Park
Region 2
Clark Fork Riverbank
Beginning 05-01-2013 until further notice Site Closure Vegetated portions of the Clark Fork Riverbank are closed for resource restoration through April 2015. Exception: River gravel bars may be accessed by boaters and floaters. The confluence area, from the I-90 bridges to the railroad bridge remains closed to public access.
Painted Rocks
State Park
Region 2
Beginning 08-10-2014 until further notice Advisory Advisory: Because of the low water levels of Painted Rocks Reservoir it is no longer possible to launch boats from Painted Rocks State Park this season. Boaters can use the U.S. Forest Service launch site near Painted Rocks Dam.
Powerhouse
Fishing Access Site
Region 3
R3 Big Hole River
Beginning 06-15-2014 until further notice Advisory Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has temporarily closed the Big Hole River from 7am 9/5/14 to mid-night 9/10/14. During this time period, the river will be closed to launching and floating downstream of Greenwood Bottoms FAS to 1,000 feet below Silver Bridge. Powerhouse Fishing Access Site will also be closed to launching during this period. Wade fishing from 1000 feet above to 1000 feet below Powerhouse FAS is prohibited.
Rosebud East
Fishing Access Site
Region 7
Beginning until further notice Advisory Dangerous diversion dam immediately upstream
Shed's Bridge
Fishing Access Site
Region 3
Beginning 04-23-2014 until further notice Site Closure Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has closed Shed's Bridge Fishing Access Site on the Gallatin River until further notice due to the instability of the west bank at the site.
Sheep Mountain
Fishing Access Site
Region 3
Beginning 11-17-2014 until further notice Site Closure Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has closed the Sheep Mountain Fishing Access Site to remove damaged culverts under the access road and to construct a new bridge across the Convict irrigation ditch. During this time period from November 17 to November 30 the FAS will be closed to public use.
Smith River
State Park
Region 4
Bear Gulch, All Trout Creek, Upper Parker Flat; All Ridge Top; All Black Butte boat camps are temporarily closed due to Black Bear activity.
Beginning 08-22-2014 until further notice Site Closure Bear Gulch, all Trout Creek, Upper Parker Flat, all Black Butte,and all Ridge Top boat camps are temporarily closed due to Black Bear activity.
Valley Garden
Fishing Access Site
Region 3
Ennis
Beginning 11-13-2014 until further notice Site Partial Closure Valley Garden FAS near Ennis is closed to vehicular travel due to the beginning of ice gorging on the Madison River. The site will remain open to walk-in only use. With current weather conditions this site will remain closed to vehicular traffic for the winter.