Continuing our Service to You During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The Forest Service is taking the risks presented by COVID-19 seriously and is following USDA and CDC public health guidance as we continue to offer services to the public. If you need service, please call ahead to your local office for hours and availability.
The situation is currently evolving. Please check here for important updates prior to leaving home.
Bitterroot Front Project
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Enjoy a unique recreational experience at one of many rental lookouts and cabins on the Bitterroot National Forest. There are three rental lookouts that provide stunning views of the surrounding Sapphire, Bitterroot, and Anaconda Pintler mountain ranges. Four rustic cabins offer a serene and relaxing getaway from the busy daily life.
Planning your next adventure or your next visit. The Bitterroot National Forest offers a variety of map products to guide you along the way.
The Bitterroot National Forest offers many activities such as hiking, biking, skiing, camping, birding, cabin rentals, firewood gathering, berry picking, mushroom harvesting, and river rafting to name a few. Many of the facilities and services associated with these opportunities are free. Some do require fees or permits to help maintain, manage and improve the amenities that you enjoy.
Piquett Timber Sale begins – Public should expect delays
Release Date: May 20, 2022
The Bitterroot National Forest and Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) Hamilton field office have received the USDA’s Joint Chiefs’ Landscape Restoration Partnership Award. The Forest Service and NRCS will work together to protect communities from wildfires, improve water quality, and restore forest ecosystems on public and private lands.
The Bitterroot National Forest continues to implement the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA), which enables federal land managers to take aggressive steps to address deferred maintenance and other infrastructure projects on national forests and grasslands through 2025.
Got Your Bitterroot National Forest Travel Map?
The forest travel plan, approved May 11, 2016, designates 2,246 miles of forest roads and trails open to motorized use, nearly the driving distance between Hamilton and New York City.
Four Rivers Lottery
The Main Salmon, Middle Fork of the Salmon, Selway, and Snake-Hells Canyon Rivers, located in central Idaho and eastern Oregon, offer a broad range of floating and recreation opportunities.
Forest Tips to Hunters
Good luck to all hunters looking for that trophy bull elk or other game animal in the Bitterroot National Forest. Here are some tips for making your hunt more enjoyable.
Discover the Bitterroot - Facebook
Stay in touch with the Bitterroot National Forest on Facebook! Our Discover the Bitterroot page offers photos, videos, weather and road reports, recreation information, and much more.