GREAT FALLS – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on a proposal to improve and expand the overlook parking area and install a kiosk at Sluice Boxes State Park.
Currently the overlook parking lot can accommodate 15 cars. On summer weekends, as many as 25 cars try to fit into the parking lot and overflow into an area beyond the lot that is native grasses. The proposal calls for:
- levelling and hardening the surface of the area where visitors are currently inappropriately parking, adjoining the two parking areas to produce one larger parking area for 28 cars
- installing barrier rocks, jack leg fence and parking curbs to prevent the parking from continuing to expand
- developing a safe and legal approach off the county road
- installing a kiosk to display park information
To review a draft environmental assessment for the project and to comment online, go to FWP’s website, fwp.mt.gov, under “News and Public Notices.” Or, request information and comment via mail to: Fish, Wildlife & Parks, Attn. John Taillie, 4600 Giant Springs Road, Great Falls, MT 59405; or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Comment will be accepted until 5 p.m. on April 2, 2021.