solutions for THE LOWER YELLOWSTONE
improving access and public facilities
The Yellowstone River is the last large, free-flowing river in the continental United States. While the upper section in the Paradise Valley is a popular recreational destination, river recreation essentially stops east of Billings.
Working with local community members we have identified four significant public access gaps along the lower Yellowstone River and multiple opportunities to construct and improve public facilities. Additional public access and investment in outdoor infrastructure could make more than 175 river miles from Hysham to the North Dakota border more available to Montanans and visitors for floating, boating, fishing and camping.
our Appeal to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks
We are currently working on a proposal to designate the
Lower Yellowstone River Corridor as a recreational management unit. It would direct Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks to pursue new, and improve existing, recreation opportunities along that corridor, including new river access and fishing sites, boat ramps, campsites, restrooms, visitor centers, interpretive trails, and possible state park designations.
Working with local communities, tourism experts, and others, we expect to submit an action plan to Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks by summer 2020. Please contact us with any questions.