Carbella Recreation Site near Yellowstone re-opens with a fresh upgrade

(BUTTE, Mont.) – Campers and boaters will find a lot to love about the just-renovated Carbella Recreation Site along the banks of the Yellowstone River, 20 miles north of the nation’s oldest national park.

The Bureau of Land Management’s Butte Field Office has re-opened the campground and boat launch after it was closed for about 10 months while work crews moved dirt, paved roads and improved the launch ramp. Among other things, they put a hard surface of aggregate material on the site’s road, parking areas and camp pads.

Visitors to the site can expect to find a cleaner and more streamlined recreation experience.

“In the past, it’s been a bit of a free-for-all when it comes to parking,” said Casey Trang, Civil Engineer with the BLM’s Western Montana District. “We are going to delineate use now so that everyone has a nice, level camp pad and a well-marked parking space.”

The BLM has also installed bear-proof storage boxes at the campsites.

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


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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