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!
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.
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.
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.
Rock Creek Corridor Campground and Road Improvements Occurring in August and September
Release Date: Aug 9, 2022
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.
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!
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."
Ninemile Wildlands Training Center (NWTC)
This unique training center offers courses in backcountry skills and historic building restoration. Find out more, and see our latest training schedule!
Aquatic Invasive Species - Montana Mussel Response
The Lolo National Forest, through the Southwestern Crown efforts, works to prevent Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) on two fronts. Read more at this link.
Lolo National Forest Interagency Hotshot Crew
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 apply.