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Dillon Field Office
Release Date: 07/01/10
Contacts: Contact David Abrams 406-533-7617    

BLM Closes Palisades Recreation Site

Bureau of Land Management officials have closed Palisades Recreation Site along the Madison River after a recent incident between a member of the public and an employee with the contracted construction crew working on improvements to the parking lot, boat ramp and campground.

The BLM had previously re-opened Palisades on a limited, provisional basis, as long as users adhered to a 10 mph speed limit while crew workers hauled gravel to finish the project at the site.

To ensure the safety of both public users and the construction crew, the site will now be closed July 1-2, re-opened for public use during the holiday weekend, then closed again on July 6 until the remaining work is completed.

The public is urged to call the BLM’s Ennis Office for a recording of up-to-date information regarding the site at (406) 682-4082.

An alternate access to the Madison River is available at Windy Point, which re-opened in early June, less than two miles upstream.

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 sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Dillon Field Office   1005 Selway      Dillon, MT 59725  

Last updated: 06-28-2012