Galena Gulch Campground temporarily closed due to fire threat

(BUTTE, Mont.) – Due to a wildfire burning near Boulder, Mont., the Bureau of Land Management has temporarily closed the Galena Gulch Campground and day use area.  The closure order takes effect immediately.

The Haystack Fire was reported the evening of July 31. As of this afternoon, the fire is estimated at 10,300 Acres and is 8-percent contained.  Great Basin Team #4, a Type 2 Incident Management Team, took over command of the fire this morning.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has issued pre-evacuation notices for residents living near the mouth of the Little Boulder River.

For the latest on the fire, visit the incident’s page on InciWeb at


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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