Welcome to the Lolo National Forest!

Located in west-central Montana and encompassing two million acres, the Lolo is a destination for locals and visitors to go play. With opportunities such as hiking, OHV riding, camping, cabin and lookout rentals, winter sports, and two visitor centers, there is so much to explore on the Lolo National Forest!

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Recreation Site Updates

Continuing our Service to You During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Continuing our service to you during this time is very important. Please call the office number for the district you want to contact so that we can answer your question or direct you to the information you need.

Wildfire Adapted Missoula (WAM)

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Watch the video and find public meeting materials from the May 19, 2021 public meeting.

WAM is a risk-based strategic fuels management project designed to implement the Missoula County Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP).

Visit our Story Map and see our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more. 

To provide feedback and get engaged visit the WAM Project Page.

Resource Advisory Committees

Are you interested in participating in local land management decisions through the Secure Rural Schools Resource Advisory Committees? Committees fund projects that contribute to road, trail and infrastructure, restoration, wildlife and fish habitat improvement work on your National Forest. Find out more and submit project proposals for your local RAC now.


2021 Lolo National Forest Annual Report

A fire lookout ground cabin with shutters closed stands on a rocky peak.

2021 was another great and challenging year for the Lolo National Forest. Staff navigated an ongoing pandemic and a busy wildfire season, while continuing to provide customer service, forest products and hitting goals in restoration and recreation improvements.


USDA Civil Rights Policy Statement April 9, 2021

Secretary Vilsack writes that, "At USDA, we are recommitting ourselves to the values of equity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for each other and those we serve."

Lolo National Forest Interagency Hotshot Crew

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Love working hard in the dirt and ashes? If you're interested in becoming a member of our elite firefighting crew, visit our hotshot information to learn more about firefighting and how to appl...


Aquatic Invasive Species - Montana Mussel Response

Photograph of Big Larch Campground and Lake

The Lolo National Forest, through the Southwestern Crown efforts, works to prevent Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) on two fronts. Read more at this link.

Ninemile Wildlands Training Center (NWTC)

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This unique training center offers courses in backcountry skills and historic building restoration. Find out more, and see our latest training schedule!

Avalanche Conditions

Missoula Avalanche Center

Find our Snowmobile Maps

Snowmobile Maps

Forest Projects

Forest Projects