Milltown State Park plan finalized, but access issue remain

2014-04-21T18:30:00Z 2014-09-08T19:37:50Z Milltown State Park plan finalized, but access issue remainMissoulian

A final version of the development plan for Milltown State Park’s Gateway and Confluence areas is available for public inspection.

The plan outlines trails, parking areas, viewpoints, river access ramps and other user facilities at the Milltown Gateway and Confluence areas. The park combines numerous features at the confluence of the Clark Fork and Blackfoot rivers near Bonner and Milltown.

Access issues remain unresolved, however. Montana State Parks spokeswoman Jennifer Lawson said development work must continue to wait until the state can work out a road easement with a private corporation that owns part of the roadway.

Funding for the project will come through grants from the state Natural Resource Damage Program, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Environmental Protection Agency.

The review got 23 comments from the public. Of those, 10 were supportive, one was opposed and 12 made general suggestions about park management.

The complete environmental assessment can be seen at

For general information about Milltown State Park, visit

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