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FWP closes group-use sites and fishing piers to limit COVID-19 spread

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Posted at 5:20 PM, Mar 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 21:39:19-04

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) announced Monday they’re closing group use sites, including fishing piers to limit spread of COVID-19.

This includes all fishing piers at Montana state parks, fishing access sites and wildlife management areas due to the risk of high congregation.

State parks, fishing access sites and a few wildlife management areas will remain open, public opportunities will be limited.

Overnight camping will no longer be allowed. To accommodate current campers, campgrounds will be systematically closed with a 72-hour notice.

Visitor centers were already closed, and those closures have been extended through April 10.

Bathrooms at sites that remain open may be limited.

FWP asks that people evaluate the fishing site or state park they’re visiting. If the parking lot is full, people are asked to consider another place to recreate at that time.