Maintenance crews will work on various projects along the Rock Creek recreation corridor in the Missoula Ranger District (Montana) and drainage improvements at Harry’s Flat Campground.
According to a report, work will start at Harry’s Flat Campground throughout August, and drainage improvements and routine maintenance will begin on Rock Creek Road from late August to September.
“We appreciate the public’s patience as we complete these critical improvements at Harry’s Flat Campground and much-needed maintenance on Rock Creek Road,” stated Crystal Stonesifer, Missoula District Ranger.
“These projects will improve access, maintain and update campground amenities, and importantly, improve streambank conditions along Rock Creek at Harry’s Flat.”
At Harry’s Flat Campground, the north loop and the day use area are closed as crews work on hardening the day use float access and expanding parking and relocating an outhouse and five campsites in the north loop out of a high water channel of Rock Creek and up to a bench above the stream terrace.
The old campsites will be renovated, and the relocation of the campsites will decrease the sedimentation into Rock Creek, benefiting water quality and the habitat for aquatic species.
This project is funded by the Tri County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) and fee dollars generated by the campground through the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act.
Meanwhile, Rock Creek Road drainage improvements and routine maintenance will start in late August and continue through September.
The road work will include replacing one damaged culvert and filling large road depressions.
The work will occur between Bitterroot Flat Campground and Siria Campground (milepost 22.9 – 28.3). The public should anticipate travel delays during construction; however, the road will remain open for use.