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Hungry Horse Dam Visitor Center Opens May 27

Media Contact: Venetia Gempler, (208) 378-5020,
Dennis Philmon, (406) 387-5241 ext. 313,

For Release: May 13, 2016

HUNGRY HORSE, Montana - The Bureau of Reclamation announces the opening of the Hungry Horse Dam Visitor Center for the 2016 summer season beginning May 27.

The visitor center will be open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Sept. 10. Exhibits about the history of Hungry Horse Dam and its importance to the Federal Columbia River Power System are featured.

Due to construction during the 2016 summer season there may be unscheduled closures of the Hungry Horse Visitor Center. For updated information call (406) 378-5241 x347.

Hungry Horse Dam is located off Highway 2 in Hungry Horse. Follow the signs just past the Hungry Horse/Glacier View Forest Service building to the visitor center. From Highway 2, travel approximately 4.5 miles to the visitor center located at the north end of the dam.

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Hungry Horse Dam stands 564 feet tall and was completed in 1953. It is located on the south fork of the Flathead River, 15 miles south of the west entrance to Glacier National Park and 20 miles northeast of Kalispell.

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