The Helena National Forest is located in the center part of Montana.
Where is this Forest?

 
 

Welcome to the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest!

In December 2015, the Helena and the Lewis and Clark National Forests consolidated, and are now known as one combined forest: Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest. To help be more efficient and minimize confusion, we are consolidating our forest websites.

How this impacts you? LOOK HERE (www.fs.usda.gov/helena/) FOR ALL HELENA-LEWIS AND CLARK NATIONAL FOREST INFORMATION!

For more information visit the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest migration page.

Helena National Forest Projects

Need some help finding the Forest's "Projects" page? Current forest project documents and maps can be found on the Projects page. To get there, click on the "Land and Resource Management" link in the left-hand column, then click on "Projects" and then find and click on the specific project in that list. 


Helena-Lewis & Clark National Forests Plan Revision

Scapegoat WildernessThe Helena and Lewis & Clark National Forests have begun revising their Forest Plan. This section provides information on the Forest planning process and how you can learn more and become involved. Visit the Forest Plan Revision page.

 

Giving YOUth a Voice!

Follow this link to find out how the youth can get involved in the Forest Plan Revision processHow we manage our national forests impacts how future generations will enjoy their public lands! We want to know what our Montana Youth have to say about our Forest Plan Revision process and proposals. Check out our Giving Youth a Voice webpage, specifically for YOU--our younger forest users--to learn about the forest and how it's managed. Take part in how YOUR national forest is managed today, tomorrow, and into the future!

 


Every Kid in a ParkEvery Kid in a Park

Every Kid in a Park (“Every Kid”) is a nationwide call to action to inspire every young person across the country to visit our national parks, forests, public lands and waters. All fourth graders are eligible to receive a pass that allows free access to federal lands and waters across the country for a full school year!

Find out more about Every Kid in a Park


 

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Get Outdoors!

 


 Click on a button below to get quick access to these recreational opportunities.

Link to camping opportunities on the Helena National Forest Link to cabin reservation information on the Helena National Forest Link to hiking recreational opportunities

 


 

Keep Informed

 

Email Updates
To sign up for updates for forest management projects or to access your subscriber preferences, please enter your contact information below.

 

After providing your email address, you can subscribe to the Forest’s project mailing lists and any categories of interest. By selecting a category, the Forest will automatically sign you up for all current AND future project mailing lists that share the same interest.

Recent News


Features

Considering Purchasing an Unpatented Mining Claim??

It is important for any prospective buyer to understand what an unpatented mining claim is, and what the rights of an owner of an unpatented mining claim are.  

Spotlights

Plant Biodiversity Flickr Set

Picture of Wildflowers on the Helena National Forest: Arnica, Indian Paintbrush, and Bluebells

Visit our Flickr album featuring Helena National Forest Plant Biodiversity for beautiful photographs of wildflowers and plants across the Forest!

Mushroom Guide

Morel Mushrooms

This guide explains the Helena-Lewis & Clark National Forest’s mushroom policy and gives some general information about mushrooms.

 




Have You Seen Me?

The Helena National Forest and Montana Discovery Foundation want to team up with YOU to help report sightings of some special wildlife and plant species while you're in the woods!