LIVINGSTON – The Yellowstone Ranger District, Gallatin National Forest will be removing hazardous trees from the Pine Creek campground, picnic area and trailhead south of Livingston, starting May 7 and running through May 17.

Increased presence of mountain pine beetle and Douglas-fir beetle has led to a larger number of dead and dying trees in the area than in previous years. By closing the campground, picnic area and trailhead to all traffic, including foot traffic, contractors will be able to quickly and safely remove the trees to provide a safe recreation area for the summer season. Visitors are asked to use the George Lake Trailhead to access the Pine Creek Trail and Pine Creek Falls.

For more information visit the Yellowstone Ranger District, Livingston office at 5242 Highway 89 South in Livingston, or by phone at (406) 222-1892. fs.fed.us/r1/gallatin