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Lolo National Forest continuing COVID-19 closures

Some Seeley Lake area campgrounds to offer free camping
Posted at 11:32 AM, Apr 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-30 13:32:33-04

MISSOULA — People itching to get outdoors and pitch a tent in Western Montana will have to wait a little while longer.

The Lolo National Forest is keeping the temporary campground, cabin rentals, lookout, and group facility closures in place over the weekend and into the first part of May.

“We are currently working with our state and local partners to determine the best path forward to safely reopening these recreation sites,” a social media post states.

Lolo National Forest officials note that closing sites is “is not one we take lightly, but protecting our visitors and employees remains our highest priority.”

Dispersed camping is still open and available at lower elevations and people can contact their local Ranger Station for more information.