It doesn't have an official name yet, but the newly renovated Group Site area at Lake Como on the Bitterroot National Forest will have its grand opening from 10am to 12 noon Saturday, May 21.
What to call the area was the subject of a contest, where the public was invited to pick a name for that site and the Campground at Lake Como - which is not quite done. The winner gets a 2011 season pass to Lake Como.
Ribbon cutting at the site will be at 11am Saturday with snacks and beverages provided.
Tod McKay of the Forest Service said the site has a new wood pavilion, new restrooms, picnic tables, a group fire ring and more parking. It's been closed over the winter for the remodeling.
The new Group Site can handle up to 75 people and reservations can be made for weddings, reunions, family gatherings and more by calling the Darby Ranger Station as (406) 821-3913.
The Lake Como Recreation area is the most popular recreation site in the entire Northern Region of the Forest Service, with over 100,000 people visiting annually.