Custer Gallatin National Forest
Welcome to the Custer Gallatin
3+ million acres, an ecologically diverse landscape critical to the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and stretching to the remote buttes and pine savannahs of South Dakota.
Stay Informed on NEPA Project Planning
Montana is bear country. For the safety of humans and native wildlife in Montana, be bear aware! A food storage order is in place. Learn how to properly hike, recreate and be bear aware.
Recreation.gov offers numerous opportunities, each with their own flair.
Many opportunities and facilities across the Forest are free to enjoy for hiking, biking, nature viewing, and more. Other activities require permits to help maintain & 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.
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 National Forest 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.