Flathead National Forest
Welcome to the Flathead National Forest
Backpack in wild, remote places. Float the Three Forks of the Flathead Wild and Scenic River. Spend a night in a fire lookout tower. Spot a mountain goat in Jewel Basin. The Flathead has an experience for everyone.
In the Rocky Mountains of Northwest Montana, just south of the Canadian border and Glacier National Park, lies the 2.4-million acre Flathead National Forest. With lakes galore, rugged wilderness, wild rivers, over 2,000 miles of trail, campgrounds, ski areas, and year-round beauty, this forest is a premiere natural landscape of the American West.
The GAOA is allowing us to invest in recreation infrastructure, public lands access, and land and water conservation.
Find out what maps are available at your local ranger district, check out our online maps, or try the interactive visitor map.
Holland Lake Lodge sits on the shores of Holland Lake in Condon, Montana. The Lodge has been under a special use permit since 1924. Find the latest information on the Permit here.
The Flathead National Forest is home to both grizzly bears and black bears. Where bears and humans occur together, conflicts may occasionally arise. The successful conservation and recovery of the grizzly bear involves habitat management and actions to minimize grizzly - human conflict potential. Find out more about recreating safely in bear country.