On Wednesday, July 28th, all access to Fairy Lake will be closed to the public due to logging operations in the area as part of the North Bridgers Forest Health Project. Since July 18, the Fairy Lake Road has been closed to all traffic, including foot traffic, starting at the Carrol Creek trailhead at mile marker 4.4. The public has been able to access Fairy Lake via the 2-mile section of trail #500 between the gate and lake. On Wednesday, this section of trail will also be closed to all traffic, due to continued logging operations. As a result, there will be no public access by any mode of travel to Fairy Lake, either by road or trail, starting July 28 for at least a day.
These closures are necessary to allow contractors to work with heavy equipment while managing for public safety. It is expected that the closures on the road and trail could be lifted by the end of the week. The Bozeman Ranger District will inform the public when the closures lift. For current updates visit our Custer Gallatin Facebook page or call the Bozeman Ranger District at 406-522-2520
The North Bridgers Forest Health Project, situated 13 miles northeast of Bozeman, is located in the wildland urban interface and aims to address several forest health and fuel reduction issues. Project information can be found online at www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=48493.