Access Restored To Some Southeast Montana Rec Sites

Miles City – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has lifted access restrictions at some recreation sites in southeast Montana that were prompted by flooding along the Yellowstone River.

Drive-in access to Rosebud West and Rosebud East Fishing Access Sites near Forsyth has been restored, and the Rosebud East campground has reopened.

Full access is restored to Isaac Homestead and Amelia Island Wildlife Management Areas near Hysham, but the Amelia Island fishing access is still restricted to walk-in traffic. Walk-in-only access to Intake Dam FAS in Dawson County has been lifted, but paddlefishing season closed June 30. 

Other restrictions that remain in place include the Myers Bridge FAS boat ramp near Hysham, which is inaccessible due to closure of the adjacent Bureau of Land Management Howrey Island Recreation Area. Black Bridge FAS near Glendive is also still limited to walk-in traffic.

FWP staff continues to monitor conditions at these and other sites as high water flows create dangerous conditions. 

Flooding poses significant safety hazards, especially to recreationists. High water levels and related river hazards can appear and evolve without warning. Recreationists can avoid accidents and injury to themselves and others by observing all safety closures and avoiding other areas with high flows.

To check the status of current restrictions, visit the website at


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