More recreation and camping facilities, as well as measures to protect fish habitat, could come to Fish Creek State Park and surrounding state lands under a draft plan developed by the state of Montana.
The Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks released its Fish Creek Draft Recreation Strategy last month alongside an appendix summarizing public input from a survey last fall. The agency is accepting comments on the draft strategy through Oct. 20. Comments can be submitted online at fwp.mt.gov/conservation/fish-creek-watershed-recreation-planning.
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FWP partnered with The Center for Natural Resources & Environmental Policy at University of Montana to manage public input and to help develop the plan, which was originally expected to be released last March. The survey last year garnered 675 responses. The planning team also held multiple stakeholder meetings and a site visit in 2022.
Fish Creek State Park, a more than 5,600-acre plot about 35 miles west of Missoula on the south side of the Clark Fork River and Interstate 90 between Alberton and Superior, is part of a larger complex of more than 45,000 acres of state lands in the area. The park is surrounded by the 35,317-acre Fish Creek Wildlife