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Mont. Seeks Input on Campground Expansion

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Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on a draft Environmental Assessment for a project to improve camping at Finley Point State Park on the south end of Flathead Lake, the Char-Koosta News, Pablo, reported.

The proposed improvements would provide more open space around RV campsites and add a new campsite loop.

Five walk-in, tent-only camping sites would be added and two yurts are planned to further expand the camping availability.

The park entrance will be widened to allow safer, easier access for motorhomes and trailers. The park’s seasonal camp host facilities would move north of the park entry road. Camp host volunteers stay on-site at a state park during the summer to assist visitors.

New landscaping and vegetative cover is planned between campsites to add privacy and visual appeal.

To review the Draft Environmental Assessment for Finley Point State Park, go to www.stateparks.mt.gov and click on “Submit Public Comments” on the bottom of the homepage.

Comments can be made through Nov. 30 by going to the website and clicking on Submit Public Comments at the bottom of the homepage, or mailing to: Finley Point EA, Attn: Dave Landstrom, FWP Headquarters – Region 1, 490 N. Meridian Rd., Kalispell, MT, 59901.

Finley Point State Park, six miles north of Polson, is a popular summer destination and base camp for hiking, sightseeing, fishing and boating. It is one of five Montana state parks with public access on Flathead Lake. In the 2012 summer season (May through August) more than 16,000 people visited the park.

 

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