The Flathead National Forest is located in the northwest corner of Montana.
Where is this Forest?



Hungry Horse Reservoir, Hungry Horse Ranger District Kinnikinnick in Bloom Beargrass on Big Mountain, Tally Lake Ranger District North Fork Flathead River at Ford - Glacier View Ranger District Crescent Lake, Swan Lake Ranger DistrictShooting StarSouth Fork Flathead River, Spotted Bear Ranger District


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, FNF Forest Supervisor-- Chip Weber, Flathead National Forest Supervisor


Quick Links to Your Outdoor Adventures

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Stage I Fire Restrictions are now in effect!

Find out about Fire Restrictions

Conditions are right for wildland fires. As a precaution, Stage I Fire Restrictions are in effect for Flathead, Lake, Lincoln, and Sanders Counties. Restrictions cover all private, state, and federal lands, including Flathead and Kootenai National Forests and Glacier National Park. Under Stage I Restrictions, fires are prohibited except within designated recreation sites. Fire Restriction Information including a list of designated recreation sites (Updated 7/28/2015). For other fire restriction information go to

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Forest Plan Revision 

South Fork Flathead River - Spotted Bear

The Flathead National Forest is currently revising its Forest Plan. Find out more about the plan revision process and how you can be involved in planning the Forest’s future.  more>

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