Fort Peck recreation facilities re-opened by Army Corps
Last updated 5/4/2020 at 12:03pm
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced day-use and multi-purpose recreation areas around Fort Peck Lake were to open Friday to normal activities, following physical distancing and group limitations to reduce spread of COVID-19.
The opening applies to all USACE-managed sites, such as: McGuire Creek, Nelson Creek, Devils Creek, Crooked Creek, Fourchette Bay, Bonetrail, Pines and multi-use recreation areas near Fort Peck Dam, including Kiwanis Park. The Fort Peck Interpretive Center, Downstream Campground and Westend Campground remain closed. New reservations for camping and group use shelters are not being accepted at this time. USACE is working with federal, state and private partners to provide consistent recreation openings in Montana.
In keeping with Gov. Steve Bullock’s directive, the public is asked to adhere to Montana’s guidelines for quarantine. Gatherings of more than ten people should be avoided. Frequent hand washing or sanitizing is strongly recommended. Montana COVID-19 directives can be found at https://covid19.mt.gov .
The health and safety of the public, as well as USACE employees, contractors and volunteers are top concern. Recreational use and COVID-19 health recommendations will continue to be monitored. Site management may change to address groups gathering, public health and safety, USACE employee safety or resource impacts.
For more information on the current status of USACE recreation areas, people can contact the Fort Peck Project before their visit by calling 406-526-3411. Fort Peck Project updates also will be provided on Facebook at USACEFortPeck.