The Gallatin National Forest is located in the south central part of Montana.
Where is this Forest?


W E L C O M E . . .

    to the Gallatin National Forest:


With its snow-covered mountain peaks and internationally known "blue ribbon" trout streams, the Gallatin National Forest is a popular recreation area in Montana's Northern Rockies. Established in 1899, the Gallatin is part of the Greater Yellowstone Area, the largest intact ecosystem in the continental United States. This 1.8-million acre Forest spans six mountain ranges and includes two Congressionally-designated Wilderness areas, the Absaroka-Beartooth and Lee Metcalf Wildernesses. The Gallatin National Forest provides habitat for a full complement of native fauna, including the grizzly bear, gray wolf, bald eagle, and the Canada lynx. Come and explore this marvelous treasure and discover, for yourself, all that it has to offer.

Mary Erickson
Forest Supervisor


Custer and Gallatin National Forests - Public Service Announcement

A public service announcement available as MP3 audio or PDF transcript.