Custer Gallatin National Forest Offices

We have seven Ranger Districts throughout the Forest. Contact a local district office for the most updated information on conditions throughout the year.

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Ranger Station IconSupervisor's Office

P.O. Box 130
10 E Babcock Ave
Bozeman, MT 59771
Phone: 406-587-6701; Fax: 406-587-6758
Visitor Information: 406-522-2520 (voice and TDD)
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Forest Supervisor: Mary Erickson

Ranger Station IconRanger District Offices

Rolling clouds From Fire Lookout, Ashland Ranger District

P.O. Box 168
2378 Hwy 212
Ashland, MT 59003
Phone: 406-784-2344; Fax: 406-784-2596
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District Ranger: Ronald Hecker

Located in southeastern Montana, Ashland Ranger District covers just over one-half million acres and contains the largest contiguous block of Federal land in eastern Montana. Along with topography from rolling grasslands to steep rock outcroppings, the District offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities including hunting, fishing, horseback riding, OHV riding, hiking, camping, mountain biking and cross-country skiing.

Scenic picture of mountains in the distance. Miller Mountain, Crown Butte.

6811 Hwy 212
Red Lodge, MT 59068
Phone: 406-446-2103; Fax: 406-446-3918
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District Ranger: Amy Haas

The Beartooth Ranger District is located in south central Montana and encompasses the Beartooth and Pryor Mountain Ranges. The highest 41 peaks in Montana are located in the Beartooth Ranger District, including Granite Peak, which is the highest and stands at 12,799ft.

The district serves as the northeastern gateway to Yellowstone National Park and is home to the Beartooth Scenic Highway, which is consistently rated one of the most scenic mountain drives in America. The highway, open from Memorial Day to mid-October (weather permitting), climbs to 10,947ft and offers stunning vistas and many recreation opportunities on the Custer Gallatin National Forest and the Shoshone National Forest.

Scenic picture of lake with mountains in background. KD Swan. 1938. Gallatin National Forest.

3710 Fallon Street, Suite C
Bozeman, MT 59718
Phone: 406-522-2520; Fax: 406-522-2528
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District Ranger: Corey Lewellen

The Bozeman Ranger District is located on the northwestern section of the Forest and encompasses much of the recreation areas near Bozeman, MT including Hyalite. North of Bozeman, the district also manages the Bridger Range with Bridger Bowl Ski Area. As an active community, Bozeman has several trailheads just minutes from town and is part of a larger effort to connect city trails to county and mountain trails.

Gardiner Ranger District sign

P.O. Box 5
805 Scott Street
Gardiner, MT 59030
Phone: 406-848-7375; Fax: 406-848-7485
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District Ranger: Michael Thom

Situated largely within the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, the Gardiner Ranger District covers the southeast part of the Forest and borders the northern part of Yellowstone National Park. The district contains a variety of ecosystems ranging from the broad, meadowed valleys of Slough Creek and Hellroaring Creek to the windswept, lake-spotted high alpine tundra of the Beartooth Plateau. The proximity to the park and the wilderness landscapes offer incredible wildlife habitat throughout the district. The Gardiner district is also well-known in the winter for world-class snowmobiling around Cooke City, MT.

Ghost Trees in Earthquake Lake at sunrise

P.O. Box 520
330 Gallatin Rd
West Yellowstone, MT 59758
Phone: 406-823-6961; Fax: 406-823-6990
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Acting District Ranger: Wendi Urie

The Hebgen Lake Ranger District encompasses the southwest portion of Custer Gallatin National Forest and stretches down the west boundary of Yellowstone National Park. Summer activities include OHV riding, hiking, trail running and mountain biking. Abundant snow in the winter season provides for excellent snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and backcountry skiing. Working with the City of West Yellowstone, the West Yellowstone Chamber, and the West Yellowstone Ski Education Foundation, the district offers abundant world-class cross country skiing on more than 35 kilometers of gently rolling, beautifully groomed trails winding through lodgepole pine and open meadows.

Scenic view of mesas and rolling grasslands on the Sioux R.D.

P.O. Box 37
101 SE First Street
Camp Crook, SD 57724
Phone: 605-797-4432; Fax: 605-797-4404
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District Ranger: Kurt Hansen

The Sioux Ranger District contains eight separate land units in southeast Montana and northwest South Dakota (totaling 163,000 acres, spread across 100 miles). The District is rich in archeological and paleontological resources and includes two National Landmarks: Capitol Rock and The Castles.

Picture of road leading to the Crazy Mountains

5242 Highway 89 South
Livingston, MT 59047
Phone: 406-222-1892; Fax: 406-222-2546
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District Ranger: Alex Sienkiewicz

Much of the Yellowstone Ranger District is south of Livingston, MT and Interstate 90. Approximately one million acres, the district covers a large portion of the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness and the eastern half of the Gallatin Range. North of Big Timber, MT and the interstate, the Crazy Mountains are also largely within the district's management. Neighboring communities include Livingston, Big Timber, Clyde Park, and Wilsall.

Ranger Station IconVisitor Centers

Earthquake Lake Visitor Center
Season of Operation: June through mid-September
Phone: 406-682-7620
Hours: Daily, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Free Admission
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Directions: From West Yellowstone, head north on Highway 191 for 8 miles. Turn left onto Highway 287 at the junction. Continue on Highway 287 for 17 miles until you see the visitor center on your right.

During the off-season/winter, please contact the Hebgen Lake Ranger District.

Ranger Station IconDispatch Centers

Billings Interagency Dispatch Center
Phone: 406-896-2900; Fax: 406-896-2950
Fire Cache: 406-896-2870

Miles City Interagency Dispatch Center
Phone: 406-233-2900