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Casper Field Office
Release Date: 05/24/12
Contacts: Lesley A. Elser    

Muddy Mountain Road Opens

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Casper Field Office announced today that Muddy Mountain Road will open on May 25.

“The public should be aware that some areas are still wet and muddy due to melting snow, and recent rain, and should use caution when traveling on the mountain," noted Assistant Field Manager, Rhen Etzelmiller.

“There was a significant amount of vandalism that occurred within the Muddy Mountain Environmental Education Area (EEA) over the course of the winter and early spring. This type of damage costs time and resources to repair and has resulted in the delay of the opening of the road for this year. If anyone has any information about the vandalism, please report it to the Casper Field Office,” said Etzelmiller.

Muddy Mountain road is closed on an annual basis for public safety and resource protection. The closure normally runs from the end of November through the beginning of June.

Muddy Mountain Road is the primary access route to the EEA, which includes two campgrounds and numerous recreation trails.

For more information please call the BLM office at (307) 261-7600.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM'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. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Casper Field Office   2987 Prospector Drive      Casper, WY 82604  

Last updated: 05-24-2012