U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Butte Field Office
|Release Date: 07/07/10|
Recreation Sites To Close During Renovation Projects
Some recreation sites managed by the Bureau of Land Management’s Butte Field will close temporarily as contractors begin previously-planned improvements to the sites.
Log Gulch Recreation Site, Holter Lake Campground and Moose Creek Road will all get facelifts in the coming months and will be closed—partially or in full—at various times to ensure the public’s safety and to allow the workers to get the job done as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Portions of Log Gulch 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 closure will affect the boat ramp and lower parking lot only; the campground will remain open for the public to enjoy.
During the Log Gulch 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.
Holter Lake Campground will be closed from July 12 to July 24 for chip seal and corrective maintenance of all asphalt surfaces at the Holter Lake site. This work must be done during hot weather before the Log Gulch boat ramp closure.
South of Butte, Moose Creek Road will be closed to the public from July 26 to Aug. 13 for road work. Access to the Humbug Spires during this period will be via the trailhead at the Divide interchange east of I-15. Because the road work will only be done Monday through Friday, Moose Creek Road will be open on the weekends to allow the public easier access to all the recreational opportunities the Humbug Spires have to offer.
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. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2012, activities on public lands generated $4.6 billion in revenue, much of which was shared with the States where the activities occurred. In addition, public lands contributed more than $112 billion to the U.S. economy and helped support more than 500,000 jobs.
Butte Field Office 106 North Parkmont Butte, MT 59701
|Last updated: 06-28-2012|
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