Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Forest Service Campground are closed in Montana

Mar 27, 2020 


Montana Campgrounds, Recreation Sites Closed Due To Coronavirus
National forests in Montana are shutting down developed recreation sites in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Visitors can still recreate on most those federal lands, but should not expect any amenities.

All developed recreational facilities are now closed to the public until further notice. Those closures include all developed campgrounds, day-use sites, lookouts, forest outhouse and toilets. Forest rental cabins are now closed and unavailable for rent. Those who’ve already booked cabins will be notified as soon as possible and will get refunds.

The closures will not affect forest trails, trailheads or dispersed camping sites which remain open for now. Individual forests websites will have updated and specific details.

Closures aren’t limited to Montana’s federal lands. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks this afternoon announced state parks, fishing access sites and wildlife management areas are now only open for day use. Overnight camping is not allowed. Group use sites will be closed, including playgrounds and visitor center closures will be extended through at least April 10. Bathrooms use at many locations will be limited and sites will be regularly patrolled by enforcement staff. 

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

National & State park, Forest Service & BLM campgound status

Yellowstone & Glacier national parks are closed untill further notice and many states are closing their state parks. Below is a link to The Dyrt which has a listing of what is closed and what is still open. Also Campendium has a large list

https://thedyrt.com/magazine/local/campground-closures-list-covid-19/

https://www.campendium.com/camping/covid-19-state-by-state-campground-closures-responses/

Sunday, March 22, 2020

State of currant affairs

It is hard to think about camping this season with what is going on, some private campgrounds are being closed which makes me wonder what will happen with the forest service campgrounds this year. We are boondockers and have not used a forest service camp ground for two years. Also what about the water fill station we use in the Bighorn Mtns will it be open ? Or by then will there be a ban on interstate travel, we may be only able to camp here in Montana. Lets hope for the best and people quit getting in crowds if you with friends you can still talk from 6' apart, we need to stop the spread of this stuff as soon as posibble.

Monday, March 9, 2020

Computer has been down

My computer has been down, so no new posts as you have seen. I had to take the wife's old desk top and mix parts with mine so I will get back to adding posts soon. Posts to come will be living room carpet, roof cleaning, starting on solar build and repainting the popup trailer.