Kootenai National Forest - Welcome!

 
National Forest Signboard stating Entering Kootenai National Forest

Welcome to the
Kootenai National Forest

The Kootenai National Forest is located in the Northwest corner of Montana and the Northeast corner of Idaho on the Canadian border. Providing abundant recreation and a wealth of natural resources, the Kootenai is a perfect place to relax and enjoy your National Forests!

Quick Links to Your Outdoor Adventures

Quick Link to Camping Information Click here to find places to hike on the Kootenai NF! Click here to find a cabin to rent on the Kootenai National Forest. Click here to learn about staying safe and following the rules of bear country. Click here to read the latest Alerts and Conditions Click here to find a map to take on your adventures. Click here to find out more about obtaining firewood permits on the forest. Click here to find even more recreational opportunities on the Kootenai National Forest. Click here to learn about the rules for gathering mushrooms on the Kootenai National Forest.

New! Explore Our Interactive Fire History Map

North Fork of the Flathead River from FordFire plays a natural role in the Kootenai 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 Kootenai National Forest. 

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