Freedom Point Picnic Area, Lowland Campground and Picnic Area, Sheepshead Recreation Area, Grasshopper Campground and Picnic Area, Price Creek Campground, Reservoir Lake Campground and Picnic Area, Sacajawea Memorial Picnic Area, Homestake Picnic Area, Whitehouse Campground and Picnic Area, Branham Lakes Campground and Picnic Area, Copper Creek Campground, East Fork Campground and Picnic Area, Moose Lake Guard Station, Moose Lake Picnic Area, Pebble Beach Picnic Area, Stony Cabin, Mussigbrod Campground, North Van Houten Campground, South Van Houten Campground, Boulder Creek Campground and Picnic Area, Fourth of July Campground and Picnic Area, Little Joe Campground and Picnic Area, Lodgepole Campground and Picnic Area, Lupine Shelter Picnic Area, Mono Creek Campground and Picnic Area, Pettengill Campground, Pintler Campground and Picnic Area, Seymour Creek Campground and Picnic Area
Date(s): Jun 12, 2015
The Forest Service will be applying insecticides in recreation sites throughout the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest over the next few weeks. Beginning mid-June and continuing through mid-July depending upon the weather, a Forest Service workforce and contract sprayers will be placing packets and spraying Carbaryl to protect individual pine trees from mountain pine beetles in recreation sites across the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest.
For more information and a list of recreation sites to be treated, see our News Release from June 9, 2015.
For more information contact Joan Williams at (406) 859-3211, or Bruce Schuelke at (406) 494-0241.
Over this past winter, the Pintler Ranger District has worked with a logger to remove the large overstory lodgepole pine within Piney Campground and Boat Launch to provide for public saftey. This decision was made in the fall of 2014, and did not come easily. We understand and appreciate that Piney Campground, located along the northwestern shore of Georgetown lake, has become a special place for many people over the years. Continue Reading . . .
The portions of the Nez Perce Trail #7092 in T4N, R6W, Section 17 and continuing in a southeasterly direction to the terminus in T3N, R6W, Section 14; approximately 15 miles north of Butte is closed for public safety due to trail reconstruction. The closure is in effect from August 28th to October 15th unless rescinded earlier.
There is an area closure in place to ensure public health and safety from wildfire and during fire suppression activities associated with the Bear Lake Fire. The closure is in effect from August 27th until October 31st unless rescinded earlier. The area closure includes several Forest Roads and Trails in the vicinity of Bear Lake Fire and includes the following developed campgrounds and day use sites: Pettengill, Fourth of July, Boulder Creek, Lodgepole, Willow, Lost Meadow, Grand Vista, Little Joe, Mono Creek and Mono Creek Trailhead, Lupine, Harrison Park, and Blue Creek Trail.
Several Forest Roads and Trails in the vicinity of Scotchmans Gulch Fire are closed including: Miners Gulch Road, (Forest Road #5156) located in T8N, R15W, Section 30 for the entire length and all associated spur roads including Forest Road #78547 and #78548. In addition, the Sandstone/Wyman Trail #228, starting at Sandstone Ridge Trailhead and continuing northeast along Sandstone Ridge to the junction of the Hogback trail #268 are closed. The Hogback Trail #268 is also closed in its entirety west to Rock Creek Road along with all National Forest System lands from Rock Creek road back to the Sandstone Ridge trailhead.
Freedom Point Picnic Area and Lowland Campground will be temporarily closed to public use for a scheduled application of insecticide. Freedom Point Picnic Area will be closed from 6 a.m. Monday, August 3rd to 6 a.m. Tuesday, August 4th. Lowland Campground will be closed from 6 a.m. Monday, August 3rd to 6 p.m. Wednesday, August 5th.
For more information contact the Butte Ranger District at (406) 494-2147
Portions of Forest Service Roads #678 (Lower Willow Creek) and #78496 will be closed to public access from June 15 until September 9, 2015 for construction of a mine waste repository for the Black Pine Mine Reclamation Project. The road closure begins at the junction of FS Road #678 and FS Road #8724. The closure continues west for 0.4 miles along FS Roads #678 and #78496 to the western junction of Roads #678 and #78496.
Traffic barriers will be placed across the road at the junction of FS Road #678 with FS Road #8724 and at the western junction of FS Road #678 and FS Road #78496. Road restrictions will be in effect daily 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. Road #78496 will be open to general public traffic outside of these posted times, including weekends.
Public cooperation is greatly appreciated. For more information contact Sonny Thornborrow with the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest at (406) 494-0202.
Before traveling or going outdoors to play, it's good to check the current weather and weather forecast. Especially in mountainous areas, local conditions can change quickly. Be well prepared so you can enjoy your trip!