Forest Services closes recreational sites

Forest Services closes recreational sites

DILLON — Forest Service officials announced today that the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest has temporarily closed several developed recreation sites for the health and safety of visitors and staff in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Officials say these actions are being taken based on the best available medical advice for cleaning per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines and to promote social distancing.  Notifications to renters will be made as soon as possible, and refunds will be processed.

Effective at midnight, the following group-use areas are closed and unavailable to rent via Recreation.gov:

Dillon Ranger District

  • Brownes Lake Campground
  • Crystal Park
  • Dinner Station Campground
  • East Creek Campground
  • Grasshopper Campground
  • Price Creek Campground
  • Reservoir Lake Campground
  • Sacajawea Memorial Campground
  • Birch Creek Cabin
  • Bloody Dick Cabin
  • Horse Prairie Guard Station

Butte Ranger District

  • Toll Mountain Campground
  • Whitehouse Campground
  • Beaver Dam Campground
  • Pigeon Creek Campground
  • Lowland Campground
  • Delmoe Lake Campground
  • Basin Canyon Campground
  • Hells Canyon Cabin
  • High Rye Cabin
  • Fleecer Cabin

Wisdom Ranger District

  • Boulder Creek Campground
  • Canyon Creek Campground
  • Fourth Of July Campground
  • Little Joe Campground
  • Lodgepole Campground
  • May Creek Campground
  • Miner Lake Campground
  • Mono Creek Campground
  • Mussigbrod Campground
  • North Van Houten Campground
  • Pettengill Campground
  • Pintler Campground
  • Seymour Creek Campground
  • Steel Creek Campground
  • Twin Lakes Campground
  • Willow Campground
  • Canyon Creek Cabin
  • Hogan Cabin
  • May Creek Cabin
  • Twin Lakes Cabin

Madison Ranger District

  • Bear Creek Campground
  • Branham Lakes Campground
  • Cliff Point Campground
  • Clover Meadows Picnic Site
  • Cottonwood Campground
  • Elk Lake Campground
  • Hilltop Campground
  • Madison River Campground
  • Mill Creek Campground
  • Potosi Campground
  • Riverview Campground
  • Wade Lake Campground
  • West Fork Campground
  • Antone Station
  • Bear Creek Bunkhouse
  • Bear Creek Cabin
  • Black Butte Cabin
  • Vigilante Rental Cabin
  • Wall Creek Cabin
  • West Fork Cabin

Pintler Ranger District

  • Cable Mountain Campground
  • Copper Creek Campground
  • Crystal Creek Campground
  • East Fork Campground
  • Flint Creek Campground
  • Lodgepole Campground
  • Orofino Campground
  • Philipsburg Bay Campground
  • Piney Campground
  • Racetrack Campground
  • Spillway Campground
  • Spring Hill Campground
  • Stony Campground
  • Doney Lake Cabin
  • Douglas Creek Cabin
  • Moose Lake Guard Station
  • Racetrack Creek Cabin
  • Stony Cabin
  • West Fork Station

Visitors are encouraged to contact their local ranger district office with additional questions:

  • Supervisor’s Office/Dillon Ranger District – 406-683-3900
  • Wisdom Ranger District – 406-689-3243
  • Butte Ranger District – 406-494-2147
  • Pintler Ranger District – 406-859-3211
  • Madison Ranger District – 406-682-4253


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