BLM campgrounds, recreation areas temporarily closed due to flooding

(BILLINGS, Mont.) – Due to recent extreme weather and unprecedented flood levels in the region, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has temporarily closed the following:

  • Ruby Creek Campground (south of Ennis, MT)
  • Carbella Campground (north of Yellowstone National Park)
  • Sundance Lodge Recreation Area (just outside Laurel, MT)
  • Howrey Island Recreation Area (near Hysham in Treasure County)

Subsequently, we are advising the public to stay off the water until flows subside to a safe condition, including BLM boat launch sites.

The BLM South Dakota Field Office in Belle Fourche remains open after encountering a recent hailstorm causing damage to multiple structures and vehicles.  

Emergency closures are in effect until further notice. Please refer to your local emergency services for the latest information on any closures, notices or potential evacuation orders.

– BLM –

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

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Bureau of Land Management

District/Field Office

Montana/Dakotas State Office


Colby K. Neal