Refuge Road Closures and Status
The list below may not include all hazardous areas. Consider all roads minimally maintained. Travelers are advised to use caution and be prepared for slow travel over rough, uneven terrain. Report dangerous conditions to the Refuge. With any precipitation, conditions can change rapidly and refuge roads may be impassable. Check the weather forecast before travelling onto the Refuge.
201 Road - Now passable through Wilder Coulee. Sevenmile Crossing is passable with an ATV. Eastern portions of the 201 remain accessible by using alternative routes following ridge roads from the north (203 Road, 204 Road, 205 Road, & 206 Road).
210 Road (Sand Creek Trail) – Trailers or low profile vehicles are not recommended across Sand Creek crossing, road may have small washouts & ruts, use caution when traveling. 211 Road (Rocky Point) – Lower end of route has washouts, no trailers advised, use caution. 219 Road – Washed out and closed at Hawley Creek Crossing.307 Road- Lower Two Calf Crossing is impassable to everything except ATV/UTV. 318 Road & 420 Road - Roads open, but damaged. Not recommended for trailers, use caution on Hawley Creek Crossing.320 Road – Closed due to washout.416 Road - Partial road washout at Mickey Coulee, use extreme caution.858 Road - Open part way, but not passable to the end.Jordan Station (South). Call 406-557-6145 for more information:
Nothing to report at this time.Fort Peck Station (East). Call 406-526-3464 for more information:
Rock Creek Road - Roadway reconditioning will begin with
work on the South Rock Creek Road the
week of May 18th. During reconditioning
the roadway will be under alternating one
lane traffic control using flaggers. There
will not be any traffic control and the road
will be unobstructed outside of working
Work will be conducted from approximately
7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through
Fridays. No work will be conducted over the
Road 327 Carpenter Creek crossing passable by ATV only.
All other roads within the Fort Peck Station Management Area, from east of Timber Creek on the North side of Fort Peck Lake to Nelson Creek area in McCone County are passable. Remain cautious about drainage crossings as some are passable but in rough condition.
CLOSURES AROUND FORT PECK DAM SPILLWAY:
Beginning May 17, 2013, the following numbered roads within the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge road system will be CLOSED for the duration of the spillway construction work at the Fort Peck Dam. Road 341 will be completely closed.Road 340 will be closed at its intersection with road 341 near the bottom of the spillway channel.Road 361 will be closed east of its intersection with Road 528.
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