Visiting the BCCA

The BCCA Core provides a range of year-round recreation opportunities. One of the goals of the BCCA Council is to provide for responsible recreational use at sustainable levels to benefit the public as well as the health of the resource. No matter your interest — horseback riding, hiking, hunting, fishing, mountain biking, camping, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling or berry and mushroom gathering — the BCCA is a great place to do it.

We recommend taking a look at the Public Use & Recreation Policy before you visit the BCCA. Many of the regulations that apply to allowed uses are detailed here.

Additionally, specific policies apply to:

  • Hunting. The BCCA is enrolled in Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ Block Management Program. Hunting opportunities are outlined in the annual Ovando Mountain Block Management Area regulations provided by FWP.
  • Motorized use. From July 1 through August 15 every year, 12 miles of seasonal roads are opened for public access (see map below).
  • Firewood cutting. Permits are $15 for up to five cords. Individuals must complete the firewood cutting permit and consult with the BCCA Land Steward.
  • Post and pole harvest. Interested individuals must complete the post and pole harvest permit in consultation with the BCCA Land Steward.
  • Special uses. The Council has operating guidelines that pertain to special uses of the BCCA. These may include (but are not limited to) educational tours, group-sponsored activities, community events, academic research, or commercial activities. To obtain a Special Use Permit, please complete the Project Proposal Form and submit for Council consideration a minimum of 30 days in advance of the proposed activity.