Road construction to impact access to Bureau of Land Management’s Pine Bar recreation site

COTTONWOOD, Idaho – Beginning Oct. 4, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will begin significant improvements on the road accessing the Pine Bar recreation site and campground along the Lower Salmon River, 10 miles west of Grangeville. While road improvement work is underway, the day-use area, campground, restrooms and parking area will be temporarily closed. The boat ramp at Pine Bar, located west of the recreation site, will remain open for boaters and anglers for day-use activities only. The temporary closure is expected to last through the end of November. 

A local contractor, Valley Paving and Asphalt, Inc., will conduct the road improvement work.  

The BLM encourages recreationists to use alternative sites along the Lower Salmon River such as the Hammer Creek or Slate Creek campgrounds. For more additional information about recreating along the Lower Salmon River, please visit 

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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Suzanne Endsley