BLM’s East Bank Campground re-opens, other areas still closed due to wildfire

(BUTTE, Mont.) – East Bank Campground, along the Big Hole River eight miles west of Wise River, has re-opened, while other surrounding areas remain closed due to the Alder Creek Fire.

The fire prevention order, signed by Butte Bureau of Land Management Field Manager Lindsey Babcock, took effect on Oct. 6. The order re-opens the agency’s East Bank Campground along Highway 43 while keeping everything else south of Highway 43 closed to allow firefighting operations to continue.

As of this morning, the Alder Creek Fire was at 36,968 acres and was 48 percent contained. For more information on the fire, visit its Iniweb page:

This year, we invite everyone to reimagine your public lands as we celebrate 75 years of the BLM’s stewardship and service to the American people. The BLM manages approximately 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’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. 

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