The superintendent's compendium contains most closures and other Big Hole National Battlefield - specific regulations. Closures not included in the compedium are listed below.


Administrative Order #21-004

July 17, 2021

Closures, restrictions and public use limits:

Closure Order: Under the authority provided to the Superintendent in 36 CFR 1.5, Big Hole National Battlefield is closed, effective July 17, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time, until further notice.

Authority: 16 CFR 1.5(a)(c)

Notice: This administrative order applies to all individuals subject to the regulatory authority of the National Park Service (NPS) within the boundaries of Big Hole National Battlefield, except as follows:

  1. Park employees and park residents.
  2. Persons authorized by the Trail Creek Fire Incident Management Team to conduct official business associated with fire-fighting activities.
  3. Any Federal, State, or local officer or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the performance of an official duty.
  4. Persons with authorization from the Superintendent.

Finding:  The NPS issues this administrative order for the purposes of maintaining public health and safety during periods of high to extreme fire danger and to support firefighting activities.

This finding requires the NPS to take the actions identified above because:

  • The closure reduces potential conflict between fire protection activities and public safety.

This order is effective July 17, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time and will remain in effect until further notice. The order will be modified or rescinded when conditions warrant.

/s/ Stephen G. Thede, Superintendent, (signature on file) 7/17/21

Last updated: July 25, 2021

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