Welcome to the Shoshone National Forest

Harmful Cyanobacteria Blooms (HCBs) Warning

Several lakes across the Shoshone National Forest have been tested to show toxicity levels that exceed drinking water advisory levels. Learn more by clicking on the link on the right side of this page under "Alerts & Warnings."

 

America's first National Forest

Home to 2.4 million acres of rugged backcountry, historic areas, and beautiful alpine lakes. From hiking to hunting to camping and mountain biking, the Shoshone National Forest has it all.

Find your Adventure

Named after the Shoshoni people who have called this area of northwestern Wyoming home for thousands of years, the Shoshone National Forest is filled with special places. With more than 1.4 million acres of congressionally designated wilderness, the Shoshone National Forest is an integral part of the 10-million acre Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

  • Recreation

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    The Shoshone National Forest offers over 1,300 miles of trails, 32 campgrounds, and 11 picnic sites. Four scenic byways traverse the Forest, offering spectacular views of rugged mountain peaks, expansive plateaus awash in wildflowers, glaciers, rivers and streams, and unparalleled wildlife watching.

  • Passes & Permits

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    Passes and permits are needed for activities such as collecting firewood, cutting Christmas trees, commercial filming and other special events.

  • Maps & Publications

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    The Shoshone National Forest publishes a variety of map products to help you plan and enjoy your visit. Maps and brochures are available online with even more options available at Shoshone National Forest offices.