Road Reports and Fire Restrictions


There are no fire restrictions on Charles M. Russell NWR at this time.

For up-to-date fire restrictions information, please visit or call your local land management agency.



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 traveling onto the Refuge.

Sand Creek Station (West) Call 406-464-5181 for more information:    

303 Road - Impassable on the south section of the road. 

307 Road - Two Calf Creek crossing is muddy but passable.


Jordan Station (South). Call 406-538-8706 for more information:  

Road 601 has a slide/slump area in the road. Use extreme caution.

Fort Peck Station (East). Call 406-526-3464 for more information:  

All 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.  



The following numbered roads within the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge road system are 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 at the gate west of the spillway channel.