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, forest 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.
Yellowstone Ranger District to Begin Restoration Efforts in Mill Creek
Release Date: Sep 21, 2023
Bozeman Municipal Watershed Project Update Possible Delays and Closures in the Moser Creek Road and Sourdough/Bozeman Creek trail
Release Date: Sep 20, 2023
Emergency Area Closure Lifted in Buck Ridge Yellow Mule Area South of Big Sky
Release Date: Sep 13, 2023
Battle Ridge Campground Area Closed due to Bear Activity
Release Date: Sep 13, 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.
Friends of the Forest Avalanche Center
Follow Friends of the Forest Avalanche Center for information on changing conditions.
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.
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.
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.
Alerts & Warnings
- East Fork Hyalite Road (#6280) Closure
- Beartooth Ranger District Road and Trail Closures 01-11-82-23-05
- East Rosebud Road 2177 and East Rosebud Trail 15_Closure 01-11-82-23-03
- 01-11-04-23-03 Yellowstone Ranger District Camping Area Closure
- Road 478 Closure (South Fork Madison Road) 01-11-07-23-01
- Road NFSR 348 (Six Mile Road)_Yellowstone RD Road Closure
- Woody Creek Road Closure
- Hyalite Target Shooting Closure
- Road #3089, Closure, Sioux Ranger District
- McConnell Fishing Access and Beattie Gulch Area Shooting Closures
- Hyalite Drainage Proposed Permanent Recreational Target Shooting Restriction