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The lower end of Holter Lake is closed to allow fire-fighting resources access to the water. Holter Lake from Log Gulch Campground to Holter Dam is closed to all public occupation and recreation including, but not limited to, floating, swimming, wading and boating.

This closure allows firefighting planes to safely fill from the reservoir. The Gates of the Mountains area and the upper reservoir will still be open to recreation.

The public should be aware that Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks wardens, along with other law enforcement agencies, will contact boaters and other recreationists using the lake to leave immediately. Boating activities will be restricted from all private and public launch sites and boaters will not be allowed to travel on the water due to the closure.

Additionally, FWP and other agencies will post closure signs at their sights around the waterbody alerting the public to the closure.

The fire resources are supporting fire-fighting efforts on the Harris Mountain Fire, southeast of Cascade.

This is a rapidly changing situation, and updates will be posted as they occur on the Montana FWP Region 4 Facebook page at

Questions can also be directed to the Region 4 office at 454-5840 or 788-1174.

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