Mallard’s Rest FAS on Yellowstone River to close for road repairs
By angelamontana

Posted: May 7, 2020

Bozeman — Mallard’s Rest Fishing Access Site will be closed from Wednesday, May 13, through Friday, June 5, for road improvements.

The Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission on April 23 approved the temporary closure for Mallard’s Rest while crews repair and improve the access road. There will be no public access to the site, boat ramp or campground during the closure, which was approved to ensure public safety during construction. The closure was also scheduled to happen during spring runoff to minimize impacts to recreationists.

Mallard’s Rest is along the Yellowstone River, about 13 miles south of Livingston. Loch Leven Fishing Access Site is an alternate upstream take-out for floaters on the Yellowstone River. Downstream take-outs at Pine Creek and Carter’s Bridge remain open. Floaters should plan their trip accordingly.

Prior to the Commission’s approval of the closure, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks published notices soliciting public comments. All comments received were in favor of the proposal.

Media contact: Morgan Jacobsen, 406-577-7891,