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Release Date: 09/18/09
Contacts: Ann Boucher 406-896-5011    

Free Entrance to Pompeys Pillar on Sept. 26

The entrance fee to Pompeys Pillar National Monument will be waived for all visitors on Sept. 26 as part of the National Public Lands Day celebration.

The normal fee of $7 per vehicle includes all occupants and is charged from May 4 to October 9 when full services are provided. 

Pompeys Pillar National Monument will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily now through October 9. Although the interpretive center will close for the season October 9, visitors may still walk in to the site during daylight hours.

Pompeys Pillar National Monument is 25 miles east of Billings off Interstate 94. 

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. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.

Billings Field Office   5001 Southgate Drive      Billings, MT 59101  

Last updated: 06-28-2012