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Butte Field Office
Release Date: 08/22/12
Contacts: David Abrams    
  (406) 490-0367    

BLM Closes Holter Lake Sites as Fire Approaches

BUTTE (Aug. 22, 2012) – The Bureau of Land Management has temporarily closed some of its recreation sites at Holter Lake due to a wildfire in the vicinity.

The BLM Log Gulch and Departure Point campgrounds on Holter Lake have been evacuated and are closed until further notice.  The closure will stay in place through at least this Sunday, after which officials will evaluate the situation.

Two other campgrounds, the Holter Lake and Holter Dam campgrounds, at the north end of the Holter Lake, remain open to the public.

The Black Beach fire started southeast of Log Gulch Campground Tuesday afternoon.

For more information on the closure, call the BLM’s Butte Field Office at (406) 533-7600.

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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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Last updated: 08-22-2012