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 . . .
Cable Campground will be closed to public entry for public safety due to road bridge resconstruction. The closure is in effect from October 5, 2015 until October 20, 2015 unless rescinded earlier when reconstruction is completed.
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 within the Bear Lake Fire perimeter. The closure is in effect until November 30, 2015 unless rescinded earlier. The area closure includes several Trails in the vicinity of Bear Lake Fire: trail #2417 fro O'Dell Creek to Wyman Creek; trail #2167 from Rabbia Creek to junction with trail #3401; trail #3205 from junction with 2167 at Bear Creek to junction with 3197 at Stewart Meadows; and trail #2174 (Rabbia Trail) from 1.2 miles south of junction with 2758 at the Bear Lake Fire north perimeter to junction with 2167. The Pioneer Scenic Byway is open. All campgrounds, day use areas, and dispersed camping areas along the west and east sides of the Pioneer Scenic Byway are open.
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
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!