HAVRE - The Fresno Tailwater Fishing Access Site, on the Milk River just below the dam at Fresno Reservoir, has received a facelift.
The site, about 14 miles west of Havre, is managed cooperatively by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the federal Bureau of Reclamation.
According to Woody Baxter, FWP Region 6 parks manager, the most noticeable change is the addition of a 24-foot-long concrete fishing pier and platform, which is accessible for wheelchairs.
Other improvements include the removal of an outdated sidewalk system, an upgrade of an existing gravel boat ramp, an additional parking area and the relocation of the accessible vault toilet. The work was completed by Stormwater Construction of Havre.
Baxter said the pier greatly expands the area that can be fished in this productive, below-dam location.
"Folks will now be able to dunk a worm right in the middle of the tailwater," Baxter said.