HUNGRY HORSE, MONT. – Access to Abbott Bay from Forest System Road (FSR) #5301, located on the east side of Hungry Horse Reservoir about five miles southeast of Hungry Horse, MT, will be closed to public use beginning Tuesday May 7, 2013 at 5:00 AM. The road on the Hungry Horse / Glacier View Ranger District is anticipated to remain closed through Thursday May 9, 2013. The closure is at the junction of FSR #38 and FSR #5301. This road provides access to Abbott Boat Launch.
Spring weather conditions with warming temperatures and snowmelt caused a large slump and resulted in narrowing of the roadway. Crews will be working on removing material to widen the road and restore proper drainage.
Anyone with information about other road damage or any unsafe conditions on the Flathead National Forest is asked to contact a local forest service office.
For updated information on temporary road restrictions, campgrounds, and spring access on the Flathead National Forest, please contact the respective ranger district:
Hungry Horse/Glacier View District: 387-3800
Tally Lake District: 758-5204
Swan Lake District: 837-7500
Spotted Bear District: 387-3800 until May 15, 758-5376 after May 15.
For more information on the Flathead National Forest please visit: http://www.fs.usda.gov/flathead.