Road maintenance and timber projects prompt closures in Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest


Ongoing road maintenance and timber projects are underway across the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest, warranting closures for public safety.

Additionally, due to the Ursus fire, a trail closure is in effect in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex.

Closures by district include:

Helena Ranger District

Brooklyn Bridge closure (01-15-12-22-01): A timber sale in the Brooklyn Bridge area of the South Hills in Helena requires a weekday area closure to ensure public safety due to logging and log hauling operations. This closure order is in effect until Oct. 21, unless rescinded earlier. The closure is effective weekdays from Monday beginning at 12:01 a.m. through Friday at 5 p.m. 

Mac Pass line burial closure (01-15-12-22-14): Forest Service Road 1802 remains closed to vehicles Mondays-Fridays through Sept. 30. Continental Divide Trail hikers will be allowed to pass through.

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Park Lake closure (01-15-12-22-13): Park Lake will be closed through Dec. 31 to allow for work to begin to mitigate stress on the dam. 

Townsend Ranger District

Gipsy Lake campground closure (01-15-11-22-07): The campground is closed due to hazard trees resulting from the 2021 Woods Creek Fire. This order is in effect through Aug. 31, unless

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