A new set of gates at Duck Creek Bridge Fishing Access Site near Laurel on the Yellowstone River will keep the day-use area closed between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.
Duck Creek Bridge FAS, a popular boat-launch site in the Billings area, has recently suffered from a rash of nighttime vandalism.
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials, at the request of local property owners, recently installed the gate to discourage vandals and protect public safety. Complaints have ranged from late- night parties to illegal campfires. Duck Creek Bridge FAC is located in Yellowstone County, which has been under Stage II fire restrictions since June 29.
Recreationists should expect the gates at Duck Creek Bridge FAS to remain locked from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily.
Check the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov for information on additional site restrictions or closures.