For years all drivers on the road have had to stop to open a gate, drive through and close it, where the road passes between the private and guest ranch buildings. To improve the situation for the public as well as the ranch guests, the private land owner is constructing and funding a road re-route that will ease public access across private land onto National Forest System lands. Similar to the current road, this new road re-route will run through private property, but instead of passing between the ranch buildings, it will run behind them without a gate to open and close.
“This reroute will create a more pleasant experience for the public headed to the National Forest as well as for the guests of the ranch”, said Jane Ruchman, Developed Recreation Program Manager. “Forest users will be able to continue up to National Forest System lands without having to get out of their car to handle a gate.”
Once the work is complete, signs will be installed at the re-route clearly directing the public toward Half Moon Campground. The campground is currently open and water is turned on each year prior to Memorial Day Weekend.
For more information on Half Moon Campground or the Crazy Mountains, contact the Yellowstone Ranger District Office at 406-222-1892. For general information on the Custer Gallatin National Forest visit online at: www.fs.usda.gov/custergallatin or follow on facebook: Custer Gallatin National Forest.