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FWP has eye on property west of Columbus

The Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks has announced plans to purchase a 72-acre parcel of land five miles west of Columbus.

The portion of the 1,000-acre Holmgren Ranch includes a mile of Yellowstone River frontage and is bordered by State Highway 10. FWP envisions developing a fishing access and campground.

This is in an excellent spot and one which is badly needed. The float from Reed Point to Columbus takes about 10 - 12 hours unless you have a tail wind. This will make fishing that stretch very doable . Before all you could do was paddle and hope to get out before dark with no time to stop and fish. (Great job - FWP . Now get a spot between Columbus and Park City. )

PLWA has been lobbying for a FAS location like this for several years and been active in active in advocating for a complete set of access locations on the Yellowstone river..

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