Harper’s Bridge Fishing Access Site (FAS), on the Clark Fork River just west of Missoula, is open with new and improved facilities, including a concrete boat ramp, latrine and gravel parking area.

Rory Zarling, FWP’s Region 2 FAS Coordinator says that the new site design provides a safer, more organized public use of the site and provides long-term protection of the resources by directing boat use to the new ramp and parking to the 17-vehicle lot.

The development makes the FAS an easy launch site for Petty Creek FAS, 20 miles downstream, as well as a take-out location for a shorter float from Kona Bridge FAS, approximately three miles upstream, or Kelly Island, approximately nine miles upstream.

Boaters can review the new regulations for the Clark Fork online.