FORT PECK, Mont. -- As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District asks visitors to use extreme caution when recreating around Fort Peck due to the unusually dry conditions. The ignition of explosives or explosive devices, including fireworks or other pyrotechnics, on USACE lands or waters is prohibited. Campfires must be within designated metal fire rings. USACE strongly encourages everyone to check county and public lands burning and fire restrictions frequently as conditions may change.
Fireworks are an explicit danger to the surrounding public, wildlife, and habitat. Visitors utilizing fireworks are subject to fines and other penalties. Individuals inadvertently starting wildfires are subject to restitution for all expenses related to controlling the wildfire.
Copies of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Rules and Regulations (Title 36) are available at the Fort Peck Administration building, or Interpretive Center. Questions regarding camping or other recreation opportunities may be directed to the natural resources staff at (406) 526-3411.
Release no. 21-043