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Posted on: March 15, 2019

Parks and Recreation seeks public comment on Rattlesnake reservoir recreational use

Plan Map

Missoula Parks and Recreation and the Conservation Lands Advisory Committee have drafted a Recreational Use Plan for the Rattlesnake dam/reservoir site and are seeking public comment on the plan through Thursday, April 4.

The plan describes site-specific management priorities, location of trails, trail-use designations, public access points, and signage locations on this 45-acre property. It was developed in conjunction with the larger planning effort to remove the inoperable dam and restore the site, which is located on Rattlesnake Creek between the Duncan St. footbridge and the Rattlesnake Recreation Area.

Missoula Water and the City have formed a partnership with Trout Unlimited and the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks to undertake the mitigation and restoration project at the reservoir to address fisheries, public recreation, public safety and liability. The project is still in the planning stages, and construction will begin as funding becomes available.

Residents can visit the link below to view the plan and complete a brief public comment survey. For more information, contact Conservation Lands Manager Morgan Valliant at or (406) 552-6263.

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