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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. 

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