Welcome to the Lolo National Forest!

The Lolo National Forest is located in west central Montana and encompasses two million acres. It is a destination for locals and visitors to get out and go play with opportunities such as camping, cabin and lookout rentals, water sports, and hiking. We also have two wonderful visitor centers. There is so much to explore on the Lolo National Forest!

Christmas Tree Permits On Sale Now!

Christmas Tree Permits are Available Now at Lolo National Forest Offices The Lolo National Forest is now selling Christmas Tree permits. Click to find out more!  We are also pleased to support the Every Kid Outdoors Program and provide FREE Christmas tree permits to all fourth graders! As part of the ‘Every Kid Outdoors’ (formerly Every Kid in a Park) national initiative which strives to connect youth with nature, the Lolo National Forest is offering one free Christmas tree permit to every fourth grader. To participate in the free holiday tree program visit www.everykidoutdoors.gov. Fourth graders must present a valid EKO Pass or paper voucher at their local Forest Service office (not vendors) to receive their free permit.

Quick Links to Your Outdoor Adventures

Quick Link to Camping Information Click here to find places to hike on the Lolo NF!Click here to find a cabin to rent on the Lolo National Forest.Click here to learn about staying safe and following the rules of bear country. Click here to learn about the rules for gathering mushrooms on the Lolo National Forest.Click here to read the latest Seeley Lake Ranger District trail condition reportsClick 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 even more recreational opportunities on the Flathead National Forest.

We've got an app for that

Icon with the Forest Service shield and silhouettes of mules, mountains, and a raptorOur mobile app gives you access while online to the Lolo National Forest recreational opportunities, public notices, news, alerts, and more. Download it now for iOS or Android!

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Explore more with these interactive maps!

I-90 Corridor Community Wildfire Protection Project

Smoke from a controlled burn on the Plains-Thompson Falls Ranger District.The Lolo National Forest is working on numerous fuels reduction projects throughout the wildland urban interface along the US Interstate 90 (I-90) corridor with the objective to protect communities and landscapes along 80 miles of I-90 from Missoula to St. Regis, Montana. Communities within the corridor are Bonner, Missoula, Frenchtown, Huson, Alberton, Tarkio, Lozeau, Superior and St. Regis. Click here to read more and explore our project story map.

Missoula County Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP)

Missoula County has adopted a Community Wildfire Protection Plan, which is a community-based plan focused on identifying and addressing the local threat of wildfire. The CWPP determines what is at risk and provides a road map of actions for the community to address its wildfire risk.


Recent News


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!


Resource Management - Fish

Bull Trout Ready to Spawn

The Lolo National Forest is active in inventorying, assessing and eliminating barriers to the movement of fish and other aquatic organisms.

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 apply.


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