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Some Seeley Lake area campgrounds to offer free camping

Posted at 3:00 PM, Sep 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-02 14:46:11-04

SEELEY LAKE – There’s some good news for folks who are looking to do some late-summer camping.

The Seeley Lake Ranger District has announced that no fees will be charged at several campgrounds beginning on September 4.

Fees will no longer be charged at any campgrounds with the Seeley Lake, River Point, Lake Alva, Lake Inez, and Rainy Lake campgrounds remaining open after the Labor Day weekend.

There is a new area closure that will be in place for the Big Larch Campground Complex starting Sept. 5 that will now include the Day Use Area in addition to the main campground.

The closure is due to the tree removal contract work currently occurring in the area.  Access to the Big Larch boat ramp will remain available until reconstruction work begins on the boat ramp.

The boat ramp at the Seeley Lake campground will remain open during the Big Larch boat ramp closure to accommodate boating use.

Lake Alva Campground is expected to remain open while thinning of small diameter subalpine fir is resumed in mid-September along the main access road and around the outer circle of the campsites.

This work is aimed at continued treatment of dead and dying subalpine fir trees. It’s expected that the campground, day use area, and boat ramp will remain open during contract work.

More information can be found by contacting the Seeley Lake Ranger District at (406) 677-2233.