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New fishing access site being constructed near Selway Bridge

Posted at 3:00 PM, May 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-05 15:01:48-04

A new fishing access site is being developed on the Beaverhead River next to the Selway Bridge, with a completion date of June 1, 2018.

According a press release from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Montana’s Fish and Wildlife Commission recently approved the request to obtain a Recreational Use Permit from the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) to develop the site which has been used by the public for years to access the river without formal roads or a true boat ramp.

The project is a collaborative effort of the Beaverhead Trails Coalition (BTC), MDT, and FWP with work including re-grading a pioneered loop road, creating formal parking spaces and reclaiming other pioneered areas of the site.

The BTC is funding the development of most of the site. FWP will be responsible for the gravel boat ramp construction. Also, the BTC will handle day-to-day maintenance of the site with FWP assisting as needed.

More information about the project can be found in the environmental assessment.