The Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) passed in 2020, and ensured funding for deferred maintenance projects across the Forest Service nationwide.
Crystal Lake Campground in the Big Snowy Mountains will be closed July 10th through November 1st for reconstruction. During this time, new pit toilets and septic systems will be installed, the road in the campground will be resurfaced with improved parking pads, and campground facilities will be updated including a new water system along with campfire rings and picnic tables.
The Ice Cave Trailhead, Crystal Lake Cabin, Crystal Lake Campground and Crystal Lake Group site will be closed. Visitors can access the Ice Caves via the Crystal Cascades or Neil Creek Trailheads. Grandview Day Use Site, boat launch, and Crystal Lake Loop Trail will remain open. For more information, please call our offices in Harlowton at (406) 632-4391 or Stanford at (406) 566-2292.