Welcome to the Lolo National Forest

Welcome to the Lolo National Forest

"In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks." - John Muir

Where will you explore?

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.

  • Bear Safety and Food Storage

    The Lolo National Forest is home to both black and grizzly bears. Learn how to stay safe and store food while recreating in bear country.

  • Wildfire Adapted Missoula (WAM)

    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.

  • 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.


Happy 50th Scapegoat Wilderness!

The North Fork of the Blackfoot River runs through the forested Scapegoat Wilderness

Fifty years ago, on August 20, 1972, Congress designated the nearly 240,000-acre Scapegoat Wilderness. Designation was achieved through the dedication of community members seeking to protect the magnificent landscape. Learn more about Scapegoat Wilderness.

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Lolo National Forest Land Management Plan Revision

The Lolo National Forest is preparing to enter into Land Management Plan Revision. A Land Management Plan, commonly known as a Forest Plan, is the comprehensive overarching document that guides the management of a National Forest for approximately 15 years. Learn more here! 

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