Reminder of Recreation Fee Changes at Piney Boat Launch July 1

Contact(s): Leona Rodreick, Jocelyn Dodge

The Forest Service would like to remind visitors to the Georgetown Lake area that beginning July 1 and continuing through September fees at the Piney Boat Launch will be $5/day per vehicle. 

A season pass will available for $50 from BSRC at Piney Campground.  Senior and Golden Age passes will be honored for day use fees.  Fees will not be charged fall through spring when the concessionaire does not manage recreation sites around Georgetown Lake. 

The Pintler Ranger District is making changes to the concessionaire campground and day use site management permit issued to Big Sky Recreation Company, LLC (BSRC) for the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest at and near Georgetown Lake vicinity.

Fees will be implemented by BSRC at Piney Boat Launch in order to provide continued maintenance and improvements to the site.  “Through the fee implementation we will be able to make improvements to the site, said Eric Tomasik, acting District Ranger. Future improvements to Piney Boat launch will include repairs to the boat ramp, picnic areas, shoreline protection, and signing.  Implementation of fees at Piney, and other recreation sites across the forest, were identified in a 2008 Recreation Facility Analysis that made recommendations to address deteriorating facilities, increased user demand, and program costs.

For additional information, contact the Pintler Ranger District at (406) 859-3211.