(DILLON)- The Bureau of Land Management is re-opening more of its recreation sites along the Madison River which had been during the Bear Trap 2 Fire.
As of July 7, the BLM’s Dillon Field Office will re-open public access to Canaday Boat Launch and dispersed camping sites west of the river along the county road. This partially rescinds the previous emergency fire closure of BLM lands administered by the Dillon Field Office on June 25.
The following sites remain closed to public access: Bear Trap Road, the Bear Trap Wilderness Trailhead and dispersed camping sites along Bear Trap Road.
The public should use caution when entering this area because there are lingering effects from the fire, including smoldering vegetation, burning stump holes, blowing ash, and the potential for mudslides.
The BLM would also like to remind the public that fireworks are prohibited on state and federal lands.
The smallest spark has the potential to cause significant damage, so always crush cigarettes “dead out” and never leave a campfire unattended. Also, ensure that your vehicle has a properly installed spark arrester that is operational, and stop and park only in areas clear of vegetation. Please remember that cross-country travel is not allowed on most federal and state lands.
Always be prepared: carry a shovel, bucket and fire extinguisher. Anyone operating haying and harvesting equipment should be especially vigilant.