Current Refuge Road ConditionsThe 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.Sand Creek Station (west). Call 406-464-5181 for more information:
ATTENTION: There will be road construction throughout the summer on Roads 101 and 201. Check this page for details.
Starting Monday July 21, 2014 the Auto Tour (Road 101) will be closed from the south junction with Hwy 191 to the junction with Road 201.
Road 307, Lower Two Calf Creek crossing is open to 4x4 pickups with no trailers or short trailers at best as it is steep going in and out of the crossing.
Rock Creek boat ramp has been cleaned but drop off at the end is unknown. May drop off into deep water, please use caution.
The water access site at Turkey Joe is not usable for trailer launching of boats due to silt deposition and sheer drop off into river in excess of 20 feet deep. This water access site is not maintained, launch at your own risk.Jordan Station (south). Call 406-557-6145 for more information:
All roads open and passable.Fort Peck Station (east). Call 406-526-3464 for more information:
Road 504- impassable after Wagon Creek crossing.Road 433- impassable after old line shack at hill bottom.Timber Creek Road (off CMR) is impassable.
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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