U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Butte Field Office
|Release Date: 07/21/10|
Log Gulch Recreation Site To Close For Renovations
The Bureau of Land Management reminds the public that portions of its Log Gulch Recreation Site on Holter Lake will soon close for renovations.
The site’s boat ramp and lower parking will be closed to the public Aug. 2 to Oct. 31 in order to perform much-needed upgrades. Improvements include new and expanded overnight docks on both sides of the ramp, a two-lane boat ramp with centralized courtesy docks, and accessible asphalt trails similar to the improvements made at Holter Lake Recreation Area last year. The Log Gulch campground will remain open for the public to enjoy during the site’s facelift.
During the closure, boaters are encouraged to use the new Holter Lake boat ramp as an alternate launch site. After putting boats in the water at Holter Lake, users should bring their trailers back to Log Gulch’s upper parking lot in order to avoid congestion at the Holter Lake Campground.
The BLM’s Butte Field Office also reminds recreationists that the road connecting Holter Lake, Log Gulch and Departure Point Recreation Sites is a county-owned thoroughfare and that it is illegal to park along the road, even if the recreation site parking lot is full.
“Folks should plan ahead for their day trips to our sites at Holter Lake,” said Rick Hotaling, Butte Field Office Manager. “We want them to enjoy the lake and all that it has to offer, but to do so in a safe and courteous manner. They should always apply the Golden Rule when it comes to parking and driving: be polite and patient, just as you would want others to be polite and patient with your driving and parking.”
Because of the heavy weekend use at the popular recreation sites, the public should expect some delays when entering and leaving Log Gulch.
For more information on these and other sites managed by the Butte Field Office, call (406) 533-7600.
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 North Parkmont Butte, MT 59701
|Last updated: 06-28-2012|
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