Crystal Park Temporarily Closed for Hazard Tree Removal

Contact(s): Leona Rodreick

 Crystal Park located along the Pioneer Mountains Scenic Byway will be temporarily closed while trees affected by the Mountain Pine Beetle are removed.  The popular crystal gathering area will close Sept. 4 and re-open Sept. 16.

     “It’s necessary to remove these hazardous trees and downfall in this area in order to provide for the safety of the many visitors at Crystal Park,” commented Dillon District Ranger Cornie Hudson.  “If the work goes well we hope to open before Sept. 16.”  Cat Tracks Inc. from the Bitterroot Valley will be removing the affected trees.

For additional information contact the Dillon Ranger District at (406) 683-3900.