Budget cuts slash plowing at Region 1 parks
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: November 20, 2017

Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced that snow plowing will be discontinued at several state parks in Northwestern Montana beginning December 1, 2017.

Following budget cuts for fiscal year 2018, winter road maintenance will be discontinued at the West Shore and Big Arm Units of Flathead Lake State Park. Due to the steep nature of the road system in West Shore, the park will remain open to walk-in traffic only.

Lone Pine State Park will see reduced winter road maintenance with the Valley View Drive parking lot being closed for the winter.  Plowing will be discontinued at the Foys Lake portion of Lone Pine, but Flathead County Parks and Recreation access site at Foys Lake will remain open.  The Lone Pine Visitor Center parking lot will remain open for winter recreation.

Whitefish Lake and Les Mason State Parks will be closed to vehicle traffic for the winter beginning December 1, 2017. Logan State Park on Middle Thompson Lake will remain open, but roads will not be maintained for winter use.  For more information on winter recreation at these state parks, please contact Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks at 752-5501.

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