BLM’s Carbella Recreation Site temporarily closed for renovation

(BUTTE, Mont.) –  When visitors return to the Bureau of Land Management’s Carbella Recreation Site at the start of next summer season, they will find a freshly-upgraded site where they can pitch a tent or launch a boat along the Yellowstone River.

In the meantime, the fishing access site 20 miles north of Yellowstone National Park will be closed for day use, camping and boat launching from Sept. 8 to Nov. 18 as crews begin the major renovation project which will put a hard surface of aggregate material on the site’s road, parking areas and camp pads.

“The purpose of the renovation is to protect and enhance native vegetation and minimize weed infestation, reduce the risk of negative grizzly bear encounters, and improve the overall recreational experience at Carbella by creating well-defined driving, camping, and parking surfaces and installing bear-proof storage boxes at campsites,” said Lindsey Babcock, Acting Butte Field Manager.

The heavy civil construction project will include hauling material to the campground along U.S. Highway 89, so nearby areas may experience increased noise due to heavy equipment.

For more information, call the Butte Field Office at (406) 533-7600.


The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in the 11 Western states and Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. In fiscal year 2018, the diverse activities authorized on BLM-managed lands generated $105 billion in economic output across the country. This economic activity supported 471,000 jobs and contributed substantial revenue to the U.S. Treasury and state governments, mostly through royalties on minerals.

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