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Malta Field Office
Release Date: 06/25/12
Contacts: Kathy Tribby    
  (406) 654-5124    

BLM Encourages People to Enjoy and Care for Your Public Lands

Malta, MT----With the 4th of July and the summer camping season upon us, the Bureau of Land Management’s Malta Field Office would like to encourage everyone to use, enjoy and care for America’s public lands. 

While much of the BLM managed public land is undeveloped, there are two developed camping areas in the Little Rocky Mountains near Zortman, Montana, that are popular with visitors from near and far. 

In these developed camping areas, there are some common sense rules designed to help everyone have an enjoyable visit. These rules apply to the Camp Creek, Horse Corral and Montana Gulch Campgrounds and Buff’s Day-Use Picnic Area. 

  • Camp only in designated camping sites
  • Camping is limited to 14 consecutive days
  • Motorized vehicle travel is restricted to established roads and trails unless otherwise posted
  • For the safety of all visitors, please observe the posted speed limits within Camp Creek Campground and do not use motorized vehicles on the walking trails within the campground
  • No discharging of firearms or archery equipment
  • Fireworks are prohibited on public lands, including the campgrounds
  • Pets must be leashed - Do not leave pets unattended
  • Campfires are allowed in fire rings and grills only
  • No cutting of standing trees – use only gathered firewood
  • Quiet hours are 10pm to 7am
  • There is a fee for overnight camping -- $5.00 per night at Camp Creek and Horse Corral; and $3.00 per night at Montana Gulch
  • Golden Age and Access Passport Holders -- ½ Price
  • There is no fee for Buff’s Day Use picnic area which is closed to overnight camping
If you have questions about using these developed recreation sites or other BLM managed public lands please contact Kathy Tribby at (406) 654-5124.

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.

Malta Field Office   501 South Second Street East      Malta, Montana 59538  

Last updated: 06-28-2012