In the heart of the Rocky Mountains, west of the continental divide and just south of the Canadian border, lies the 2.4 million acre Flathead National Forest. Home to lynx, grizzly bear, and bull trout; with numerous lakes, streams, and rivers to enjoy, the forest is the premiere destination for visitors looking to experience natural landscapes of the American West. Visit one of our three wilderness areas, such as the famous Bob Marshall Wilderness, for a rare glimpse at undeveloped areas with outstanding opportunities for solitude. Celebrated for its water, wildlife, and wilderness the Flathead National Forest has abundant recreation opportunities and outstanding natural resources. We invite you to experience your National Forest!
-- Chip Weber, Flathead National Forest Supervisor
The Flathead National Forest has begun revising its Forest Plan. This section provides information on the Forest planning process and how you can learn more and become involved. It will be updated and revised as new information becomes available.
You will find information and links to planning documents and reports, dates for meetings, press releases, maps, briefing papers and ways to comment or be involved in the process. more>
Beaver Creek Assessment
The Swan Lake Ranger District of the Flathead National Forest is continuing its assessment and moving into project development in the Beaver Creek Area. This link will take you to an interactive mapping utility where you can leave specific comments to help inform project managers of needs for action in this area.
Personal Use Christmas Tree Guidelines
The Flathead National Forests is pleased to offer Christmas tree permits (tags), now available at agency business offices. For pricing and how to purchase Christmas Tree Permits visit the Flathead Personal Use Christmas Tree Guidelines.
Fall is a great time to get out and view the colors on the Flathead National Forest. The colors usually peak mid to late October. For interesting leaf facts and more places to view the fall leaves, visit the U.S. Forest Service Fall Colors 2013 website.