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Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument
Release Date: 10/05/12
Contacts: Mark Schaefer    
  (406) 622-4015    

Utilities Shut Down at Several BLM-Managed Campgrounds in Montana

LEWISTOWN, Mont. – The BLM will be shutting off utilities at Coal Banks Landing, Kipp Recreation Area and Judith Landing for the fall and winter months. These popular campgrounds near the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument experience a major reduction of use during the colder seasons.

Public water supplies at Coal Banks Landing and Kipp Recreation Area were shut off for the season on Oct. 2. Volunteer Camp Hosts will be available through the end of November at the Kipp Recreation Area from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily for information needs and drinking water is available.
Trash Dumpsters at Coal Banks Landing and Judith Landing are available until Oct. 15. Dumpsters are also accessible at the Kipp Recreation Area until the end of hunting season.

Coal Banks Landing will remain open for camping, but will not be staffed. All services will return to these areas as weather and use warrant. Wood Bottom Recreation Area offers primitive camping facilities near the monument and is open throughout the year.

For more information on the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument, call the Missouri Breaks Interpretive Center at (406) 622-4000, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For the latest BLM news and updates visit us on the web at:  and on Facebook at:

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: 10-05-2012