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



Swan Peak – Swan Lake Ranger District Wheeler Creek - Hunger Horse Ranger District Tally Lake – Tally Lake Ranger District North Fork Flathead River - Glacier View Ranger District Trilobite Peak - 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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Flathead National Forest Christmas Tree Permits Available

Christmas tree permits from the Flathead National Forest are available for five dollars each from Forest Service Offices in Kalispell, Hungry Horse, and Bigfork, and from a variety of vendors across the valley. The Forest welcomes the Army Navy store in Whitefish as a new vendor this year.
For more information: 2014 Flathead National Forest Vendor List and the Flathead National Forest Personal Use Christmas Tree Guide.



50 Years of Wilderness

50 Years of Wilderness Logo

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the National Wilderness Preservation Act and the designation of the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area. Go to the Wilderness 50th site for more wilderness information.

Forest Plan Revision 

Hungry Horse Reservoir and Great Northern Mtn

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>


2013 Northern Region Year in Review

Northern Region 2013 Year in Review

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)


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