Custer Gallatin National Forest
a diverse and stunning landscape, 3+ million acres, critical to the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and stretching to the remote buttes and pine savannahs of southeastern MT and South Dakota.
Stay Informed on NEPA Project Planning
Montana is bear country. For the safety of humans and all native wildlife, be bear aware! A food storage order is in place. Learn how to properly hike, recreate and be bear aware
Many opportunities across the Forest are free. Activities such as forest products, firewood, commercial or special uses, require permits to help maintain and improve recreational amenities.
Whether looking for a general forest map, a supplementary map on forest access, special orders or motor vehicle use maps for summer and winter we have you covered
From cabins to campgrounds, Recreation.gov offers numerous opportunities for people to explore, each with their own flair and flavor.
Hiring for 2023 permanent wildland fire positions starts September 21, 2022. Visit www.fs.usda.gov/main/r1/jobs for more information. Find out more about other resource specialties and jobs available from timber to wildlife to recreation and many more.
Known as GAOA, this funding is allowing us to invest in recreation infrastructure, public lands access, and land and water conservation.
South Otter Draft Decision Notice Available for Landscape Restoration and Resiliency Project
Release Date: Jan 18, 2023
The Custer Gallatin National Forest has released, for public review and comment, the Preliminary Environmental Assessment for the East Crazy Inspiration Divide Land Exchange Project.
Shenango Work Center and Poker Jim Fire Lookout each on the Custer Gallatin National Forest are formalized as part of the National Register for Historic Places as of September 1, 2022. Learn more.
Earthquake Lake Visitors Center
Near midnight on an August night in 1959 a 7.5 magnitude earthquake, near the Madison River triggered a massive landslide forever changing the landscape.
Castles & Capitol Rock, Sioux R.D.
Get off the beaten path, travel through northwestern South Dakota. Stop for a picnic and see these natural wonders- steep-walled, flat topped buttes rising 200 to 400 feet.
Beartooth Scenic Byway - All American Road
Seasoned mountaineers and visitors alike often gasp at the high-elevation grandeur on this 68-mile drive between Red Lodge and Cooke City, MT.
Alerts & Warnings
- Regional Orders in Effect
- Woody Creek Road Closure
- Beartooth R.D. Select Rd Closures: Flood Damage
- Yellowstone R.D. Select Road & Site Closures - Flood Damage
- Closure - NFSR #2421 Glacier Lake Road
- Hyalite Drainage Proposed Permanent Recreational Target Shooting Restriction