Montana’s largest national forest which spans nine counties is ready for the upcoming camping season as Memorial Day approaches. The Butte Ranger District reports all of the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest campgrounds are open. Area campgrounds usually fill up over Memorial Day weekend but dispersed camping is also allowed fewer than 300 feet from designated roads. All campgrounds have passed preseason inspections and the ranger districts removed over 200 potentially hazardous trees.
Fire restrictions have been lifted for the two ranger districts of the Custer Gallatin National Forest in Southwestern Montana after receiving moisture recently. Public Affairs Specialist Mariah Leuschen-Lonegren on what this means for visitors this Memorial Day Weekend.