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Human Waste Management

A mandatory portable toilet regulation is in effect for the stretch of river between Fort Benton (mile 0) and the boundary of the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge (mile 138.8). The portable toilet must be either a washable, reusable toilet system or an approved degradable bag system specifically designed for human waste disposal. All portable toilet waste must be carried out of the river corridor and deposited in an authorized disposal facility. The washable, reusable toilet system may be serviced at James Kipp Recreation Area. Degradable bag systems may be disposed of in dumpsters at Coal Banks Landing, Judith Landing and James Kipp Recreation Area.

Vault toilets are located at Wood Bottom, Coal Banks Landing, Little Sandy, Eagle Creek, Hole-in-the-Wall, Slaughter River, Judith Landing and Lower Woodhawk campsites. We strongly recommend bringing your own supply of toilet paper.

NOTE: Vault toilets are not an authorized disposal facility


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