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.