Access restored to all but two Stillwater County fishing access sites
By angelamontana

Posted: June 23, 2022

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks photo | Flood waters washed away the road leading to FWP’s Swinging Bridge fishing access site on the Stillwater River and left the site clogged with debris. The site remains closed to all traffic awaiting repairs.

Some rivers remain closed in Stillwater County and most access is walk-in only

BILLINGS – All but two Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks fishing access sites on the Yellowstone, Stillwater, East Rosebud and Rosebud rivers in Stillwater County reopened to walk-in traffic Thursday after they were closed because of severe flooding.

The Stillwater, East Rosebud and Rosebud rivers remain closed because of dangerous conditions left by the flooding.

Two fishing access sites – Whitebird and Swinging Bridge on the lower Stillwater River – will remain closed to all traffic because of flood damage that includes bridges and roadways that were washed away.

Buffalo Jump, Moraine and Castle Rock fishing access sites on the Stillwater River are open to walk-in traffic, but the county roads leading to them are closed, making any access difficult.

Other FWP fishing access sites that opened, but with walk-in traffic only are:

  • Jeffrey’s Landing on the Stillwater River
  • Rosebud Isle on the East Rosebud River
  • Holmgren Ranch on the Yellowstone River
  • Indian Fort on the Yellowstone River

FWP fishing access sites that opened to all traffic are:

  • Absaroka on the Stillwater River
  • Cliff Swallow on the Stillwater River – the ADA ramp is restricted, however
  • Fireman’s Point on the Stillwater River 

The most up-to-date information on river is available on the FWP website at http://fwp.mt.gov and follow the link to “Restrictions & Closures.”

-FWP-

 

Feature photo: | Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks photo | Flood waters washed away the road leading to FWP’s Whitebird fishing access site on the Stillwater River. The site remains closed to all traffic awaiting repairs.