Special Places


Cabinet Mountains Wilderness

Located within the heart of the Kootenai National Forest, the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness contains over 93,000 acres of beautiful, rugged, glacier-carved mountains. More...

Ten Lakes Scenic Area

With the Canadian border on the north side, the Ten Lakes Area is dominated by a high ridge of the Whitefish Mountains. Alpine glaciers carved deep scallops, or cirques, and high, rim-rocked basins which shelter numerous small lakes. More...

Lake Koocanusa Scenic Byway

This stretch of State Highway 37 parallels Lake Koocanusa for 67 miles. The view of the lake is fantastic and there are numerous camping, picnicking, and boat access points located along the byway. Two marinas are also on the byway. More...


Ross Creek Scenic Area

This area contains a grove of ancient western red cedar trees growing along the banks of Ross Creek. A self-guided nature trail forms two loops of different length winding among the grove and providing views of many cedars up to 8 feet in diameter and 175 feet tall. Benches along the trail afford opportunities for rest and quiet reflection on the beauty and wonders of our natural world. More...

Highlighted Areas

Fairview Ranger Station

Fairview Ranger Station was built in the 1908 and served as an administration building on the Wolf Creek District of the Blackfeet National Forest. Blackfeet National Forest was dissolved in 1935 becoming part of the Kootenai and Flathead National Forests.

Fairview was used as a remote work station until 1980 when it was put into storage. In 2011 work began to restore it and put it on the rental program and in 2014 this work was completed.

Areas & Activities