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Date:  May 8, 2008
Contact:  Marilyn Krause  (406) 533-7617     

BLM Recreation Sites On Holter & Hauser Open Soon 

All Bureau of Land Management (BLM) recreation sites near Helena except White Sandy, officially open on May 9 when services will be provided and recreation fees collected.

Holter Lake, Log Gulch and Departure Point Campgrounds on Holter Lake are popular with anglers and outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy water-based recreation. The campgrounds provide camping spots, boat docks, fish cleaning stations, fishing access, toilets, picnic tables, fire rings, potable water, and swimming areas.  Group shelters at Log Gulch and Holter Lake are available for group reservations.  

On Hauser Lake, Devil’s Elbow Campground provides docks, a fish cleaning station, toilets, tables, fire rings, potable water, a boat launch, fishing access and a swimming area. At nearby Clark’s Bay day-use area, visitors will find a boat launch, swimming area and shaded picnic tables. Group shelters at Devil’s Elbow and Clark’s Bay are available for group reservations. In addition, an interpretive site known as Two Camps Vista is open to the public at no charge. Two Camps is located north of Lakeside just off York Road and above Devil’s Elbow Campground. 

White Sandy Recreation Site on Hauser Lake just south of Black Sandy Campground will open for public use on May 16.  This site has a 32-unit campground, boat launch with courtesy docks and trailer parking, a fish cleaning station, toilets, tables, fire rings, potable water, a swimming area and picnic shelters. 

Fees at the above sites are:
Camping = $10/night
Day Use = $2/vehicle (except for White Sandy)
Seasonal Day Use Pass = $25/vehicle (except for White Sandy)
Group Picnic Reservations = $50 + $2/vehicle (Holter Lake, Log Gulch and Clark’s Bay)
Group Camping Reservations = $50 + $10/night (Devil’s Elbow, Log Gulch, and White Sandy)

The recently improved Holter Dam Site located on the Missouri River immediately below the lake along Holter Dam Road also opens May 9 with camping at $6/night.  Improvements include a new concrete boat ramp, concrete toilet, parking lot modifications, new water system, trees and camp unit improvements including shade structures

The Beartooth Landing boat-in site located upriver from Holter Lake and across from Ming Bar is now open. No fees are charged at this site.

All fees are half price for those who possess an interagency Senior Pass or Access Pass (formerly the Golden Age or Golden Access Passport). To qualify, you must be 62 years of age or permanently disabled. For group reservations, pass information and more information about any of the Bureau of Land Management recreation sites in the Hauser or Holter Lake area; contact one of the following BLM numbers:
                Butte Field Office, 533-7600
                Devil’s Elbow, 227-3570
                Holter Lake, 235-4314
                Log Gulch, 235-4480.
                White Sandy, 458-4744
 
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