Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

The health and safety of visitors as well as Forest Service employees and volunteers is paramount during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are working meet the social distancing guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control to help reduce the spread of the virus.

The situation is rapidly evolving. Please check here for important updates prior to leaving home.

Recreation Updates

Closures for campgrounds, rental cabins, group facilities, and toilets remain in place past April 30. Protecting our visitors and employees remains our highest priority. We are working closely with our state and local partners to determine the best path forward to safely reopening sites that were closed in response to the pandemic. We will send out an update as soon as we have more definitive timeframes on reopening, thank you for your continued patience.

Public Services

All Bitterroot National Forests offices are operating virtually until further notice. This means most employees are teleworking and we are no longer doing any business in person. To protect the health and safety of our employees and customers, we are not scheduling face-to-face meetings at our offices.

However, continuing our service to you during this time is very important. You may call our regular office numbers below to be redirected to someone who can assist you, or submit an online inquiry here.  Our office hours are M-F 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we all work together to minimize the impacts and spread of COVID-19.   

 

COVID-19 Closures on Ranger Districts - projected opening dates are shown after each recreation site. 

Please keep in mind these are target reopening dates and some services may not be provided right away.  Reopening dates and services provided may fluctuate based on capacity and resources.

 

Darby/Sula RD (406-821-3913)

  • Lake Como Recreation Area (Trailheads and trails remain open for the public to enjoy)
    • Lower Como Campground  5/22
    • Three Frogs Campground  6/15
    • Three Sisters Campground  5/22
    • Wood's Cabin (rental)  5/17
    • Gird Point Lookout (rental)  6/20
  • Shumaker Campground - closed due to snow
  • Spring Gulch Campground  5/22
  • Indian Trees Campground  5/22
  • Warm Springs Campground  5/22
  • East Fork Guard Station (rental)  5/17
  • McCart Lookout (rental)  6/6
  • Medicine Point Lookout (rental)  6/30
  • TwoGood Cabin (rental)  6/1

Stevensville Ranger District (406-777-5461) 

  • Charles Water Campground  5/22
  • Blodgett Campground  5/22
  • Larry Creek Group Site  - open with limitations due to group size

West Fork Ranger District (406-821-3269)

  • Rombo Campground  5/22
  • Alta Campground  5/21
  • Fales Flat Group Site  5/22
  • Magruder Ranger's House (rental)  5/23

 

Additional information can be found at the following link(s):

Projected Campground and Rental Reopening Dates

Early Season Trail Access Information

Bitterroot NF News Release COVID-19 Closures

USDA Forest Service Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

 





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