Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Recreation News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/recreation/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en Commission seeks public comment on Fishing Access Site biennial rule http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0490.html The Fish and Wildlife Commission is taking public comment on a proposed Fishing Access Site biennial rule for 2019 and 2020. It will replace the existing rule, which expires Dec. 31. Fri, 26 Oct 2018 20:24:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0490.html 2018-10-26T20:24:00Z ‘Trail Stewards’ Help Care for Lone Pine State Park Through New Volunteer Program http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0489.html Kalispell, MT — Amy Johnson likes to enjoy the scenic trails of Lone Pine State Park almost every day. It’s a cherished escape. Tue, 23 Oct 2018 19:59:32 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0489.html 2018-10-23T19:59:32Z Shooting range development grant deadline Feb. 1, 2019 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0488.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reminds shooting ranges that the deadline to apply for shooting range development grants is February 1, 2019. Tue, 23 Oct 2018 18:22:24 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0488.html 2018-10-23T18:22:24Z Montana’s 2018 Outdoor Hall of Fame Inductees Announced – Banquet Set for Dec. 1 in Helena http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0487.html The Montana Outdoor Hall of Fame (MOHF) announced today its class of inductees for 2018. Mon, 15 Oct 2018 15:24:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0487.html 2018-10-15T15:24:00Z Snakes of Montana will be topic for Oct. 11 outdoors group meeting http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0486.html The Miles City Birding/Outdoor Group will meet Thursday, Oct. 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Miles Community College Room 106. Snakes of Montana will be the topic. Thu, 27 Sep 2018 21:10:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0486.html Marla Prell 2018-09-27T21:10:00Z Section of Swan River in Ferndale Reopened to Recreation http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0485.html Kalispell, MT — The section of Swan River near the Montana Highway 209 bridge in Ferndale is being reopened to recreation. Thu, 30 Aug 2018 22:52:53 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0485.html 2018-08-30T22:52:53Z Stay safe on the water this Labor Day weekend http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0484.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks wants to remind boaters to be safe on the water this weekend. Thu, 30 Aug 2018 14:55:50 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0484.html 2018-08-30T14:55:50Z Public hearing slated Aug. 29 at Miles City FWP on proposed conservation easement http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0483.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will hold a public hearing in Miles City on Wednesday, August 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the Region 7 headquarters to discuss the proposed North Sunday Creek Conservation Easement. Thu, 16 Aug 2018 18:47:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0483.html Marla Prell 2018-08-16T18:47:00Z East Rosebud FAS Campground reopens after tree removal project http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0482.html East Rosebud FAS Campground near the town of Forsyth is open for recreationists again following a brief closure for a hazardous tree removal project. Wed, 15 Aug 2018 21:20:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0482.html Marla Prell 2018-08-15T21:20:00Z FWP Seeks Input on Closure Rule Related to Upper Clark Fork River Cleanup http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0481.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is seeking input on a biennial rule that would allow for a safety-related closure of a 2.6 mile stretch of the Clark Fork River near Deer Lodge while cleanup of contaminated soils in the area continues. Tue, 14 Aug 2018 18:09:58 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0481.html 2018-08-14T18:09:58Z Life Jacket Stations Now Available at Spring Meadow Lake State Park http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0480.html Complimentary life jackets will now be available to use while visiting Spring Meadow Lake. Stations will be visibly positioned around the lake’s most popular destinations. Each will display fitting instructions and will hold life jackets ranging in size from infant to adult. These stations serve to increase the use of life jackets, especially for children playing in or near the water. Mon, 13 Aug 2018 19:06:05 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0480.html 2018-08-13T19:06:05Z East Rosebud FAS Campground to close during tree removal project; day use area, boat ramp to stay open http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0479.html During August 13-17, the campground at the East Rosebud Fishing Access Site near Forsyth will be closed for a hazardous tree removal project. Wed, 08 Aug 2018 14:47:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0479.html Marla Prell 2018-08-08T14:47:00Z Power Line-Related Clark Fork River Closure Lifted http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0478.html Northwestern Energy removed downed power lines from the Clark Fork River on the west side of Missoula this week, prompting officials to remove the river closure from Reserve Street Bridge to Kelly Island that had been in place since May. Wed, 01 Aug 2018 16:44:45 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0478.html 2018-08-01T16:44:45Z Be safe on Montana’s waters this summer http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0477.html As the summer heats up, boaters, floaters and swimmers are hitting the water to cool down. Montana’s many rivers, lakes and reservoirs offer fun recreational opportunities like swimming, boating and floating, but it’s important to remember to be safe while enjoying the water. Fri, 27 Jul 2018 14:38:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0477.html 2018-07-27T14:38:00Z Be safe on Montana’s waters this summer http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0476.html As the summer heats up, boaters, floaters and swimmers are hitting the water to cool down. Montana’s many rivers, lakes and reservoirs offer fun recreational opportunities like swimming, boating and floating, but it’s important to remember to be safe while enjoying the water. Thu, 26 Jul 2018 21:12:55 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0476.html 2018-07-26T21:12:55Z Eager crowd comes out for FWP’s Community Kayak Night http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0475.html Spotted Eagle Lake in Miles City was full of kayakers on July 18, most of whom were there to try out the increasingly popular water sport during Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ Community Kayak Night. Tue, 24 Jul 2018 14:27:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0475.html 2018-07-24T14:27:00Z FWP offers a trio of fun activities in Miles City July 18, 19: Kayaking, lure making and open fishing http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0474.html FWP offers a trio of fun activities in Miles City July 18, 19: Kayaking, lure making and open fishing Wed, 11 Jul 2018 20:55:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0474.html Marla Prell 2018-07-11T20:55:00Z River Access Sites Open Again; Sha-Ron Closed to Vehicles for a Few More Days http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0473.html All west-central Montana fishing access sites (FASs), except for Sha-Ron, just east of Missoula, are once again open to vehicle traffic. Fri, 06 Jul 2018 15:10:19 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0473.html 2018-07-06T15:10:19Z Construction Slated for Alberton Gorge’s Cyr Bridge Launch Site July 10-11 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0472.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) cautions Alberton Gorge floaters that the boat slide launch at Cyr Bridge Fishing Access Site (FAS) on the Clark Fork River will be repaired July 10 through July 11, making boater access difficult or impossible during that time. Thu, 05 Jul 2018 21:32:36 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0472.html 2018-07-05T21:32:36Z No fireworks on FWP property including fishing access sites http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0471.html Visiting a Montana fishing access site on July 4 is a great idea – just leave the fireworks at home. Mon, 02 Jul 2018 22:06:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0471.html 2018-07-02T22:06:00Z High waters, flooding may impact access to some FWP sites http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0470.html Recent rains and continuing mountain snowmelt have combined to create high flows and some flooding in waterways across Montana, and in some cases public access has been impacted. Mon, 02 Jul 2018 22:02:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0470.html 2018-07-02T22:02:00Z Small Dams in Small Creeks Can Have Big Consequences http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0469.html Kalispell, MT — As summertime temperatures heat up and the chance to cool down in the water arrives, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is reminding people that building dams in creeks and streams can have negative consequences for fish. This is especially true for species such as bull trout, which ascend small tributaries in late-summer to spawn. Mon, 02 Jul 2018 17:45:15 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0469.html 2018-07-02T17:45:15Z Sun River WMA Reopens, Caution Urged http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0468.html Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 4 announces the reopening of the Sun River Wildlife Management Area, west of Augusta, but is urging the public to use caution when visiting. Fri, 29 Jun 2018 16:35:51 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0468.html Bruce Auchly 2018-06-29T16:35:51Z Section of Swan River Closed Due to Bridge Construction http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0467.html Kalispell, MT — An emergency closure is in effect along a section of the Swan River near the Montana Highway 209 bridge in Ferndale due to hazards in the water. Fri, 29 Jun 2018 15:57:26 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0467.html 2018-06-29T15:57:26Z Echo Lake Water Levels Rise Toward Causeway Road http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0466.html Kalispell, MT — Water levels are continuing to rise on Echo Lake and boaters are urged to safely and respectfully recreate on the lake. Thu, 28 Jun 2018 23:24:42 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/recreation/nr_0466.html 2018-06-28T23:24:42Z