U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Butte Field Office
|Release Date: 05/04/11|
BLM Recreation Sites On Holter, Hauser Lakes Open May 6
All Bureau of Land Management recreation sites near Helena officially open May 6 when services will be provided and recreation fees collected. Once again, there are no fee increases this year.
At the Holter Lake area, the BLM sites include Holter Lake, Log Gulch, Departure Point and Beartooth Landing on the lake and Holter Dam located immediately below the lake on the Missouri River. Beartooth Landing is a boat-in-only site located upriver across from Ming Bar. This site provides spectacular views of the east face of Sleeping Giant. Amenities at the larger campgrounds include RV and tent camping spots, boat docks, fish-cleaning stations, shoreline fishing access, toilets, picnic tables, fire rings, potable water, garbage dumpsters, picnic shelters and swimming areas. Groups may also reserve large shelters at Log Gulch and Holter Lake.
At the Hauser Lake area, the BLM sites include Clark’s Bay, Two Camps Vista, Devil’s Elbow, White Sandy and Spokane Bay. The Spokane Bay site is only accessible by boat or by foot from the Spokane Bay trailhead located off the Kier Lane Road. Amenities at the larger campgrounds include RV camping spots, boat docks, fish-cleaning stations, toilets, picnic tables, fire rings, potable water, garbage dumpsters, picnic shelters and swimming areas. There are also large shelters at Clark’s Bay, Devil’s Elbow and White Sandy available for group reservations.
Fees charged at the above sites are as follows:
All fees except reservations 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.
Recent improvements at Holter and Hauser lakes this include a new and expanded dock system with 48 mooring slips, an upgraded two-lane boat ramp with day-use docks at the ramp and accessible asphalt trails to each dock system at Log Gulch; a chip seal application of all asphalt surfaces at Holter Lake; purchase of land across from the Holter Lake entrance to allow additional parking; expanded sprinkler systems at Devil’s Elbow; additional picnic structures at Devil’s Elbow and Clark’s Bay; additional shade tree plantings at all sites; expansion of paved parking lots at Devil’s Elbow; and bank stabilization work at White Sandy.
Improvements scheduled this year include:
For 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:
BLM officials remind the public to be courteous to others when using the recreation sites. There are established guidelines for visitor conduct, which include picking up all trash (including cigarette butts) before you leave, keeping the noise level down during the day, and obeying the established quiet hours. BLM public lands offer more diverse recreational opportunities than any other Federal agency and see a lot of use over the peak season months. BLM officials encourage everyone to be good stewards of public lands.
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 59702
|Last updated: 06-28-2012|
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