ENNIS – Recent flooding has triggered partial closures at Eight Mile Ford and Burnt Tree Hole fishing access sites on the Madison River, south of Ennis.
The boat ramp areas at these sites are closed due to unstable ice and unpredictable river conditions. However, the upper walk-in and parking areas at these sites remain open.
Visitors are encouraged to use caution when visiting these and other sites because river and ice conditions can change suddenly and without warning. Floating on frozen or flooded rivers can be extremely dangerous and is discouraged due to unpredictable and rapidly changing conditions.
A previous closure remains in place at Valley Garden and Ennis fishing access sites due to ice and flooding.
All sites will be reopened as soon as they are safe again for visitors.