With the recent increase in temperature, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is alerting the public to the movement of ice jams and sudden rises in water levels along river corridors. A number of Region 3 fishing access sites are experiencing flooding with ice barriers forcing water to flow into these sites. The following FAS are currently closed:

Fishing Access Sites closed due to ice jams and flooding:

Madison River

  • Ennis FAS - Closed since December 13
  • Valley Garden FAS - Closed since December 13

Yellowstone River

  • Mallards Rest FAS - Closed since December 13

Missouri River

  • York's Islands FAS - Closed since March 4

These sites will reopen when safe for public use. When entering a fishing access site, please use caution near the river banks if ice jams are present.