U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Butte Field Office
|Release Date: 05/06/09|
BLM Recreation Sites on Holter and Hauser Lakes Open May 8
All Bureau of Land Management recreation sites near Helena officially open on May 8 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. Amenities at these campgrounds include 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.
At Hauser Lake, Devil’s Elbow Campground provides docks, a fish-cleaning station, toilets, tables, fire rings, potable water, a boat launch, fishing access, walking trails and a swimming area. At nearby Clark’s Bay day-use area, visitors will find a boat launch, a 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.
The Spokane Bay Site on Hauser Lake, about one mile upstream from Lakeside, is also now open for public use. Facilities available at this boat-in site include docks, toilets, tables and fire grilles. There are no fees at this site.
Fees at the above sites are:
Camping: $10 per night
Day Use: $2 per vehicle
Seasonal Day Use Pass: $25 per vehicle
Group Picnic Reservations: $50, plus $2 per vehicle (Holter Lake, Log Gulch and Clark’s Bay)
Group Camping Reservations: $50, plus $10 per night (Devil’s Elbow, White Sandy and Log Gulch)
The Holter Dam Site located on the Missouri River immediately below the lake along Holter Dam Road also opens May 8 with camping at $6 per night.
The boat ramp at the Holter Lake site will be closed to the public for the season beginning Aug. 3 in order to perform needed upgrades. Improvements include new and expanded overnight docks, a boat ramp, day-use docks and access trails.
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 have 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 passport information or more information about any of the Bureau of Land Management recreation sites in the Hauser or Holter Lakes area, call 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
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, recreational and other activities on BLM-managed land contributed more than $130 billion to the U.S. economy and supported more than 600,000 American jobs. The Bureau is also one of a handful of agencies that collects more revenue than it spends. In FY 2012, nearly $5.7 billion will be generated on lands managed by the BLM, which operates on a $1.1 billion budget. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.
Butte Field Office 106 N. Parkmont Butte, MT 59701
|Last updated: 06-28-2012|
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