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
Quick Links to Your Outdoor Adventures
Flathead National Forest Seeks Input on Travel Analysis Process Preliminary Map
The U.S. Forest Service seeks public input on an analysis of the road system on the Flathead National Forest. To learn more about the Travel Analysis Process and access the interactive mapping tool click here..
We are requesting that your comments on this be provided by no later than
August 1, 2014.
50 Years of Wilderness
This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the National Wilderness Preservation Act and the designation of the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area.
Upcoming Events: Celebration at the Spotted Bear Ranger Station, August 2, 2014, 11am - 4pm. A gathering to celebrate people and their contributions to wilderness – current, past and future. Open invitation to all. Click here for more information or contact the Spotted Bear Ranger Station at 406-758-5376.
Artist-Wilderness-Connection Showcase, Reception and Presentation, Thursday, August 7 at 5pm at the Hockaday Museum of Art, in Kalispell, MT. Click here for more information or contact Teresa Wenum at 758-5218.
Other anniversary events are taking place across the country and here in the Flathead. See the attached flyer for information on more upcoming activities.
The Flathead National Forest is currently 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>
The 2013 Northern Region Year in Review highlights a wide range of feature articles, information and photos that showcase national programs and priorities at work on the ground here in the Northern Rockies. (.pdf)