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Butte Field Office
Release Date: 07/15/11
Contacts: David Abrams 406-533-7617    

Holter Lake Recreation Sites to Close for Maintenance

Two Holter Lake recreation sites will close for maintenance work for about 10 days in August, Bureau of Land Management officials announced.

Chip sealing, corrective maintenance of all asphalt surfaces and restriping at Log Gulch and Departure Point will require closure of the campgrounds and boat launch. The actual contract period is Aug. 8-23.

“While we’re always reluctant to close our sites during the peak summer season, the work must be done during hot weather in order to ensure success,” said Brad Rixford of the BLM’s Butte Field Office. “On the plus side, once the paving is done, the public will have long-term, protected surfaces to drive on when they come to these two sites on the lake.”

Rixford said the BLM hopes the work can be expedited in order to minimize actual closure times.

The BLM’s Holter Lake campground and boat launch will remain open for use while Log Gulch and Departure Point are being upgraded.

For more information on the closures, call Log Gulch at (406) 235-4480 or the Butte Field Office at (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 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.

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