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Dillon Field Office
Release Date: 06/26/12
Contacts: David Abrams    
  (406) 490-0367    

BLM Temorarily Closes Madison River Recreation Sites

DILLON (June 25, 2012) – The Bureau of Land Management has temporarily closed its recreation sites along the Madison River due to a wildfire in the vicinity.

As of 5 p.m. Monday, officials with the BLM’s Dillon Field Office closed all BLM lands within the Lower Madison River Special Recreation Management Area, including, but not limited to the following: the Bear Trap Wilderness Trailhead, dispersed camping sites along Bear Trap Road, Trapper Springs Campground, Canaday Boat Launch, dispersed camping sites west of the river along the county road, Red Mountain Campground, Warm Springs Recreation Site, and Bear Trap Canyon Wilderness Area.  In the interest of public safety, access to these sites is restricted until further notice.

The fire started along the Bear Trap Road Monday morning.

For more information on the closure, call the BLM’s Dillon Field Office at (406) 683-8000.

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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.

Dillon Field Office   1005 Selway Drive      Dillon, Montana 59725  

Last updated: 06-28-2012