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Butte Field Office
Release Date: 03/28/14
Contacts: David Abrams , 406-533-7617 ,

Holter Lake Boat Launches Closed During Dock Installation

BUTTE (March 28, 2014) – As it prepares for another busy summer season, the Bureau of Land Management is temporarily closing some boat launches at its Holter Lake recreation sites during annual dock installation and maintenance.

Starting March 31, the lower parking lots and boat launches at Holter Lake and Log Gulch recreation sites will be closed on weekdays due to public safety concerns.  The fish-cleaning station and beach at Log Gulch will also be closed on weekdays during this period.  Weekend boaters will be able to use the boat ramps at both sites.  Activities at the other Holter Lake sites— Departure Point, Holter Dam, and Beartooth Landing—will not be affected by the dock installation, nor will the camping sites at Holter Lake and Log Gulch.

BLM officials urge members of the public to use caution while at the Holter Lake and Log Gulch Recreation Sites.  As work crews operate heavy equipment, visitors could see periodic heavy traffic until April 25.

“We hope to get this project completed quickly and with minimal disruption, but the public needs to be aware of the increased activity at the sites—especially near the dock locations,” said Chris McGrath, Outdoor Recreation Planner with the Butte Field Office.  “Public safety is our number-one priority.”

In the Holter Lake area, BLM sites include Holter Lake, Log Gulch, Departure Point and Beartooth Landing on the lake and Holter Dam located immediately below the lake on the Missouri River.  Amenities at the larger campgrounds include RV and tent camping spots, boat docks, fish-cleaning stations, shoreline fishing access, toilets, picnic tables, fire rings, potable water, garbage dumpsters, picnic shelters and swimming areas.  In addition, there are large shelters at Log Gulch and Holter Lake available for group reservations.

For more information about the Butte Field Office’s recreation sites, call (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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Last updated: 04-07-2014