Montana Fish & Wildlife Conservation Trust

Black Bridge Recreation Area

Photo of Black Bridge Recreation AreaProject Name: Black Bridge Recreation Area

Sponsor: Local Chapter of Walleyes Unlimited

Year: 2005

Grant Amount: $60,000

Total Project Cost: $87,000

Project: Adjacent to the Yellowstone River, Black Bridge Recreation Area is made up of 71.33 acres.  Mature cottonwood trees and scattered brush serve as a refuge for local wildlife and shelter for recreational visitors.  A trail encompasses the area, which skirts part of the River.  There are fishing spots for walleye, sauger, catfish and various varieties of rough fish.  With varying depths of up to 30 feet, the river is a safe-haven to native fish species.  

Purpose: Conserve local habitat, restore riparian lands along the Yellowstone River and provide an outdoor recreation area

The Black Bridge Recreation Area offers recreational activities like fishing, hiking, camping and wildlife viewing to locals and visitors to the area. Walleyes Unlimited, with the help of funds from the Montana Fish & Wildlife Conservation Trust and other partners, conserved local habitat and restored the riparian lands along the river.  This area benefits the public by providing a much needed outdoor recreation area for the Glendive community.  A portion of the funds established a road, gate and fence for the area.

Directions: Situated on the west side of the Yellowstone River. From Glendive, take West Bell Street toward the river, the entrance is adjacent to the historic Bell Street Bridge.

Restrictions:Rules posted at the entrance to the recreation area.



Montana Fish & Wildlife Conservation Trust
P.O. Box 1993
Helena, MT 59624
Phone: 406-897-2580 or Email: