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Rattlesnake WildernessThe Lolo National Forest is located in west central Montana and encompasses two million acres. We have ample recreation opportunities such as camping, water sports, and hiking. We also have two wonderful visitor centers. We invite you to explore this web site, and contact us if you have questions.

Quick Links to Your Outdoor Adventures

Quick Link to Camping InformationClick 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.



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The official address of this site is fs.usda.gov/lolo  To learn more visit our web address information page.

Recent News


Features

I-90 Corridor Community Wildfire Protection Project

Fire along the I-90 Corridor

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.

Spotlights

Aquatic Invasive Species - Montana Mussel Response

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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.

National Incidents - Fire and Other

Highlights

  • Marshall Woods Restoration Project
    The Marshall Woods Project has been designed to achieve multiple restoration objectives in the Rattlesnake NRA and Woods Gulch. All those who love to recreate there find something to love in the Rattlesnake NRA or the adjacent Rattlesnake Wilderness...more

  • Grizzly Bear Amendment
    The Forest Service is amending the land management plans (forest plans) of the Helena-Lewis and Clark, Kootenai, and Lolo NFs to incorporate relevant direction from the NCDE Grizzly Bear Conservation Strategy…more
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