Ice jams cause emergency closure of York’s Island Fishing Access Site

Posted at 4:00 PM, Feb 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-20 18:34:17-05

York’s Islands Fishing Access Site, Courtesy Visit MT

The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks has closed the York’s Islands Fishing Access Site in Broadwater County until further notice. Ice gorging and ice jams on the Missouri River have caused water to channel through multiple portions of the fishing access site, which is then freezing.

The combination of dangerous conditions includes flooded areas throughout the site, freezing and rendering unsafe condition for pedestrian and vehicle travel.

The closure will be in effect until conditions are safe. At that point signage closing the site will be removed.