Melting snow has caused flooding along the Missouri river

Flooding at Kipp Recreation Area

(LEWISTOWN, Mont.) – The melting snow has caused the waters of the Missouri River to rise and the closure of a campground in the Upper Missouri River Breaks area.   

The James Kipp Recreation Area is closed until further notice due to flooding, human safety, and to prevent resource damage.

For updated information go to the Bureau of Land Management-Montana/Dakotas Facebook page.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in the 11 Western states and Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. In fiscal year 2018, the diverse activities authorized on BLM-managed lands generated $105 billion in economic output across the country. This economic activity supported 471,000 jobs and contributed substantial revenue to the U.S. Treasury and state governments, mostly through royalties on minerals.

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Sarah Holm