Closures on the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest

Helena Ranger District

South Hills camping closure (01-15-12-23-29): All National Forest System lands adjacent to the City of Helena's natural parks around the South Hills trail system on the Helena Ranger District (Grizzly Gulch,
Orofino Gulch, Davis Gulch, Park City, Tucker Gulch, Wakina Sky, Rodney Ridge, and Unionville).  This closure goes through December 2024.  View the closure order and map. 

Townsend Ranger District

Gipsy Lake campground closure (01-15-11-23-23): The campground is closed due to hazard trees resulting from the 2021 Woods Creek Fire. This order is in effect through August 31, 2025, unless rescinded earlier. View the closure order and map.

Deep Creek Picnic Area closure (01 -15-11-23-01): Due to flooding, the Deep Creek Picnic Area will be closed from the gate south to the Deep Creek Picnic area and encompasses Forest Service Road 1015 and 1015-A.  This order is in effect through May 18, 2025, unless rescinded earlier.  View the closure order and map.

Belt Creek-White Sulphur Springs Ranger District

Lick Creek Cave closure (01-15-07-23-13):  The Cave northwest of Monarch is closed due to the detection of white-nose syndrome spores.  The cave will be closed until further notice.  View the closure order.  View the map.

Lincoln Ranger District

There are no closures at this time.

Judith-Musselshell Ranger District

There are no closures at this time.

Rocky Mountain Ranger District

Forest Service Road 8998 closure (01-15-01-23-13): Forest Service Road #8998 is closed to motor vehicles in its entirety, beginning from the junction of Forest Service Road #144 and Forest Service Road #8998 and through its
junction with Trail#195.  View the closure order and map. 

Last updated December 18, 2023