Pompeys Pillar staircase and boardwalk closed. The Bureau of Land Management Billings Field Office is restricting access to the staircase and boardwalk that leads to the top of Pompeys Pillar.
The Entrance Gate is closed to vehicles Oct – April (Walk-ins welcome year-round). The Interpretive Center is closed Oct – April (Trails and Vault Toilets open year-round).
Lewistown Field Office
The Lewistown Field Office manages approximately 750,300 surface acres of public land scattered across eight counties in central Montana. These lands contain a variety of special management areas including six wilderness study areas, two areas of critical environmental concern, the 149-mile long Upper Missouri National Wild and Scenic River, the James Kipp Recreation Area, segments of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail and the Nez Perce National Historic Trail. Many of these features are contained in the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument.
The field office provides visitors with multiple recreational opportunities including boating, floating, hiking, hunting, fishing, exploring homestead remains, recreational driving or just finding a little solitude. These public lands also contribute to the area’s economy by providing livestock grazing, forestry products and commercial outfitting opportunities.
The Lewistown Field Office also manages slightly less than four million subsurface acres--some of which provide minerals ranging from sand and gravel to oil and natural gas.