The Custer National Forest is located in southwester Montana and northwestern South Dakota.
Where is this Forest?


East Rosebud, Custer N.F.  Welcome to the Custer National Forest

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Spanning across southeastern Montana, the Custer National Forest is abundant with opportunity, known best as one of the most ecologically diverse forests in the Northern Region.  The Forest encompasses nearly 1.3 million acres.  Read More


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Be Bear Aware

Grizzly Bear Sow

Grizzly Bears and black bears are present across most of the Custer and Gallatin National Forests and frequent the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness. 

Every district on the Gallatin National Forest and the Beartooth District on the Custer National Forest have food storage orders.  Prior to heading on a backcountry trek one should know and understand these regulations.  Specific precautions are needed for your safety while in Grizzly Bear country and for continued survivial of the Grizzly Bear. 

Leave No Trace Principles

Leave No Trace Logo

Leave No Trace means preventing or minimizing impacts to the land when we camp, hike, hunt, ride horses or enjoy many of the wonderful recreational activities available to us on our National Forests.  Click to learn about important elements to consider when recreating in order to minimize your impact.


Custer National Forest MVUM's

ATV Motorized Vehicle Use

MVUM's (Motorized Vehicle User Maps) display the Forest's travel regulations.  A must have whether going for a scenic drive, a mountain bike or pack adventure.

Stay Safe Recreating on your National Forests!

Hiker on Granite Peak

Our Nation’s National Forests and Grasslands are spectacular!  Learn how to be responsible for your safety when recreating.  Know before you go ....

Fire Danger Level: Low


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