Ashland Ranger District

Located in southeastern Montana, the Ashland Ranger District is rich in coal and wildlife covering just over one-half million acres and offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities including hunting, fishing, horseback riding, hiking, camping, mountain biking and cross-country skiing.

For local conditions contact the Ashland Ranger District:  406-784-2344

Trivia Tidbit:  Did you know?  Ashland Ranger District has one of the largest grazing programs in the nation. 

From multi-colored buttes to wildlife galore the district and topography contrasts greatly from rolling grasslands to steep rock outcroppings.  The district office is located in Ashland, MT. 

Currently there is one developed and minimally maintained hiking and cross-country ski trail located 19 miles east of Ashland  in the Camps Pass area.  Three riding areas; Cook Mountain, King Mountain and the Tongue River breaks all offer riding, hiking and hunting opportunities; along with a good dose of solitude.  These three areas are designated as non-motorized and total about 40,000 acres.

The historic Whitetail Cabin and scenic Diamond Butte (former fire tower) are available for rent. 

District campgrounds and picnic facilities include: Red Shale, Holiday Springs, Cow Creek and Poker Jim Overlook.

To learn more about recreational opportunities visit the recreation portion of this webpage or click on recreation.gov. to reserve a facility of your choice.





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