Flathead National Forest

Welcome to the Flathead National Forest

Quick Links to Your Outdoor Adventures

Click here to find a cabin to rent on the Flathead National Forest. Click here to find out about horseback riding and camping on the forest. Click here to find out about picnicking on the forest. Click here for ideas of where you can watch wildlife, birds, and more. Click here to find out more about recreation on our rivers and lakes. Click here to read the regulations in place along the three forks of the Flathead River.Click here to find out how to stay safe by following the regulations while in bear country. Click here to find a map to take on your adventures.Click here to find out more about obtaining permits or passes for certain activities on the forest. Click here to find out more about collecting forest products like mushrooms, berries, and more!Get Involved with Forest ProjectsClick here to find even more recreational opportunities on the Flathead National Forest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New! Explore Our Interactive Fire History Map

North Fork of the Flathead River from FordFire plays a natural role in the Flathead National Forest and NW Montana ecosystem. It promotes vegetative and wildlife diversity and eliminates heavy fuel accumulations that can lead to catastrophic wildfire if not removed. Natural fires occur about every 5-25 years and they tend to be low intensity, ground fires that remove woody shrubs. You can now use our interactive map viewer to explore the wildland fire history for the Northern Region of the Forest Service, including the Flathead National Forest. 

3 Forks of the Flathead Wild & Scenic River Comprehensive River Management Plan

North Fork of the Flathead River from FordThe Flathead National Forest, in coordination with Glacier National Park, has begun the process to prepare a Comprehensive River Management Plan (CRMP) for the 3-Forks of the Flathead River. The river and surrounding lands offer recreational opportunities and access to outstanding resources for a variety of public lands users. The CRMP will address the current status of these resources, outline goals and desired conditions, determine user capacities, and create a monitoring strategy and plan to carry forward. click here to find out more

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