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Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest

Address: 420 Barrett St.
Dillon, MT 59725-3572
Phone: (406) 683-3900

This largest of the national forests in Montana covers 3.35 million acres and lies in eight Southwest Montana counties (Granite, Powell, Jefferson, Deer Lodge, Silver Bow, Madison, Gallatin and Beaverhead). Forest Service offices administering the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest are in Butte, Dillon, Philipsburg, Deer Lodge, Whitehall, Ennis, Sheridan, Wise River, and Wisdom.

The forest provides timber, minerals, and grazing lands. It also offers breath-taking scenery for a wide variety of recreational pursuits. Whether it's wilderness trekking in the Anaconda-Pintler or Lee Metcalf wildernesses, driving the Gravelly Range Road or Pioneer Mountains Scenic Byway, or camping in one of the 50 small to medium-size campgrounds in the forest, the Beaverhead-Deerlodge has it all.

Bitterroot National Forest

Address: 1801 North First Street
Hamilton, MT 59840
Phone: (406) 363-7100

Bitterroot is a spectacular 1.6 million acre forest in southwest Montana and Idaho and is considered a priceless national heritage. Half of the forest is dedicated to the largest expanse of continuous pristine wilderness in the lower 48 states—the Selway Bitterroot, Frank Church River of No Return, and the Anaconda Pintler. Much of its beauty can be attributed to the heavily glaciated, rugged peaks of the Bitterroot Range. Drainages carved by glaciers form steep canyons that open into the valley floor. The abundance of natural resources offers a wide range of opportunities for recreation, grazing, wildlife, fisheries, timber, and minerals. Come enjoy the magnificent mountains, the serenity of wilderness, the miracle of spring flowers, majestic big game, and the sounds of birds here in our land of multiple uses.

Custer National Forest

Address: 1310 Main Street
Billings, MT 59105
Phone: (406) 657-6200

The Custer National Forest is the most ecologically diverse forest in the Northern Region, reaching from the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness near Red Lodge, Montana to the grasslands of South Dakota.

Flathead National Forest

Address: 650 Wolfpack Way
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: (406) 758-5200

Stretching along the west side of the continental divide from the US Canadian border south approximately 120 miles lies the 2.3 million acre Flathead National Forest. The landscape is built from block fault mountain ranges sculpted by glaciers, and covered with a rich thick forest. 

Gallatin National Forest

Address: P.O. Box 130
Bozeman, MT 59771
Phone: (406) 587-6701

With its snow-covered mountain peaks and internationally known "blue ribbon" trout streams, the Gallatin National Forest is a popular recreation area in Montana's Northern Rockies. Established in 1899, the Gallatin is part of the Greater Yellowstone Area, the largest intact ecosystem in the continental United States. This 1.8-million acre Forest spans six mountain ranges and includes two Congressionally-designated Wilderness areas, the Absaroka-Beartooth and Lee Metcalf Wildernesses. The Gallatin National Forest provides habitat for a full complement of native fauna, including the grizzly bear, gray wolf, bald eagle, and the Canada lynx.

Helena National Forest

Address: 2880 Skyway Drive
Helena, MT 59602
Phone: (406) 449-5201

Located in west-central Montana, the Helena National Forest surrounds Montana's Capital City and offers close to one million acres of distinctive landscapes.

Kootenai National Forest

Address: 31374 US Highway 2
Libby, MT 59923-3022
Phone: (406) 293-6211

The Kootenai National Forest is located in the Northwest corner of Montana and the Northeast corner of Idaho on the Canadian border. Providing abundant recreation and a wealth of natural resources, the Kootenai is a perfect place to relax and enjoy your National Forests!

Lewis and Clark National Forest

Address: 1101 15th Street N.
Great Falls, MT 59401
Phone: (406) 791-7700

The Lewis and Clark National Forest is one of ten national forests in Northern Region. It lies in central and north central Montana within the upper Missouri River system. The forest's elevation ranges from 4,500 to 9,362 feet at the top of Rocky Mountain Peak in the Rocky Mountains. Landscapes range from broad prairies to rugged ridges and mountain peaks. Beautiful grassy parks and mountain meadows are surrounded by forests of douglas fir and lodgepole pine.

Lolo National Forest

Address: Fort Missoula Bldg. 24
Missoula MT 59804
Phone: (406) 329-3750

The Lolo National Forest is located in west central Montana and encompasses 2 million acres. There are lots of recreation opportunities such as camping, water sports, and hiking.

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