According to a press release from MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks, Mallards Rest Fishing Access Site (FAS) on the Yellowstone River south of Livingston and Valley Garden FAS on the Madison River south of Ennis have both reopened to the public.

Both sites are currently open after closures were first put in place back in November. The lengthy spell of warmer weather recently has eased the ice gorging conditions at both sites. Vehicular traffic is now permitted and both boat ramps are now open.

FWP advises the public to use extra caution as ice can still found along the course of the river.