Recreation Residences

Recreation Residence - John BartonRecreation Residences are privately owned summer cabins, on National Forest land, authorized by special use permits that last 20 years. Permit Holders pay an annual fee for their permit. Some of these recreation residences date back to the early 1900’s and represent a time when Americans were being encouraged to enjoy the healthful benefits of a vacation in the National Forests. Because of their age and architecture, many of these cabins are eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. Currently the Custer Gallatin National Forest has 294 permitted recreation residences, which is the greatest number of all Northern Region National Forests. Nationally, there are over 14,000 permitted Recreation Residences on National Forest lands.

This webpage is designed to provide information for the permit Holders, as well as anyone who may be interested in issues regarding these special use permits.

INFORMATION FOR PERMIT HOLDERS

FINAL Forest Service Handbook Supplement for the Administration of Recreation Residence Permits on the Gallatin National Forest

Beartooth Ranger District Recreational Residence Supplement

NEW LAW PASSED December 2014. The Cabin Fee Act directs the Forest Service how to calculate annual permit fees.

Recreational Residence Permits

Recreation Residence Forms

 

Reissuance Process (2007-2008)

Comments From Recreation Residence Special Use Permit Holders and FS Responses, regarding the Operation & Maintenance Plan and the FS Handbook Supplement

Reissuance Decision Memos


Public Comments (in response to the 7-1-2007 Request for Public Comments on the Proposed Reissuance) and FS Responses

Press Release (7-9-2007) announced the start of the analysis for reissuance determination.

 

References

 

Informative Websites

 





https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/custergallatin/home/?cid=stelprdb5133644