Due to recent extreme weather and unprecedented flood levels in the region, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has temporarily closed the following locations in Montana:
- Ruby Creek Campground (south of Ennis, MT)
- Carbella Campground (north of Yellowstone National Park)
- Sundance Lodge Recreation Area (just outside Laurel, MT)
- Howrey Island Recreation Area (near Hysham in Treasure County)
Subsequently, the BLM is advising the public to stay off the water until flows subside to a safe condition, including BLM boat launch sites. The BLM South Dakota Field Office in Belle Fourche remains open after encountering a recent hailstorm causing damage to multiple structures and vehicles.
“Emergency closures are in effect until further notice,” the BLM advised in a news release. “Please refer to your local emergency services for the latest information on any closures, notices or potential evacuation orders.”