Divide Bridge Campground closed due to nearby fires


(BUTTE, Mont.) – Divide Bridge Campground is temporarily closed while crews fighting nearby wildfires use the Bureau of Land Management’s recreation site as a base camp.

The campground, 30 miles south of Butte, will be closed to the public as of noon July 29 to allow crews fighting the Alder Creek, Trail Creek, and Christensen fires to conduct operations and planning at a safer distance from the heavy smoke.

As of July 29, the Trail Creek Fire was at 34,997 acres; Alder Creek Fire was 8,849 acres; and the Christensen Fire was at 4,892 acres.

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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Bureau of Land Management


Butte Field Office


David Abrams