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


Recreation Passes & Permits

Federal Interagency Recreation Passes (including annual, military, senior and access)

Information describing each different pass along with how and where to purchase or obtain each pass.  Click on the appropiate pass.

Interagency Annual Pass   Interagency Military Pass   Interagency Senior Pass


Passes cover entrance to National Park sites and Fish and Wildlife Service Refuges that charge an entrance fee.  Covers use of Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and Bureau of Reclamation sites that charge a standard amenity fee.
Admits the pass holder and any accompanying passengers in a private vehicle.  In individual locations where a per person fee is charged, the pass admits the pass holder and up to 3 persons.  Click on the appropiate pass.

Interagency Access Pass          Interagency Volunteer Pass


Recreational Residences

Recreation residences are privately-owned cabins on National Forest land, authorized by special use permits.  These cabins are not available for public use.  For more information, call (406) 587-6701 for Recreation Residence Program Manager, or click here to learn more.


Forest Service Recreation Rental Cabins

The Custer Gallatin National Forest owns and manages more than 25 wonderful rustic recreational cabins and former fire lookouts available for rent by the public. 
Cabins prices and amenities vary.  A quiet weekend away or an adventure with the family is sure to please.

 Cabin Creek Cabin, Hebgen Lake Ranger Distict, available for rent Garnet Cabin, Bozeman Ranger District, available for rent West Boulder Cabin, Yellowstone Ranger District, available for rent





Ashland Ranger District:

  • Diamond Butte Lookout
  • Whitetail Cabin

Beartooth Ranger District:

  • Myers Creek Cabin (online reservations May 15 - Aug 1) reservations may be available after August 1st depending on yearly fire seasons.  Please call Beartooth Ranger District for further information.

Bozeman Ranger District:

  • Mystic Lake Cabin           Trail Creek Cabin
  • Little Bear Cabin              Fox Creek Cabin
  • Maxey Cabin                    Window Rock Cabin
  • Battle Ridge Cabin           Garnet Mountain Fire Lookout
  • Spanish Creek Cabin        Windy Pass Cabin
  • Yellow Mule Cabin                                                                                 

Whitetail Cabin, Ashland Ranger District, available for rent                                                              To Reserve Visit:

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Hebgen Lake Ranger District:

  • Wapiti Cabin                  
  • Beaver Creek Cabin
  • Cabin Creek Cabin          
  • Basin Station Cabin

Yellowstone Ranger District:Star Trails from Poker Jim Lookout

  • Big Creek Cabin
  • Mill Creek Cabin
  • West Boulder Cabin
  • Ibex Cabin
  • Porcupine Cabin
  • Crandall Creek Cabin
  • Deer Creek Cabin
  • West Bridger Cabin