APRIL 17, 2019

Montana: Watercraft Inspection Stations Opening Across State

Montana’s watercraft inspection stations are opening across the state for the 2019 boating season. Persons transporting motorized and non-motorized watercraft are required to stop for inspection as directed by signage. Anyone bringing a boat into Montana must seek out a watercraft inspection before launching.

To better serve the boating public and improve efficiency, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has made several changes to the program. Station operation hours have been extended, and some stations have been relocated or closed to better address AIS movement on watercraft.

FWP is expanding partnerships with local groups to assist with inspection station operation this season, including the Blackfeet Nation, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, Missoula County, Garfield Conservation District and McCone Conservation District. Inspection stations will continue opening through May at strategic locations throughout the state.

To find a watercraft inspection station call the FWP Aquatic Invasive Species Bureau at 406-444-2440 or go to CleanDrainDryMT.com .