Welcome to the Lolo National Forest!

Rock Creek Trailhead in WinterLocated 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!


Quick Links to Your Outdoor Adventures

Avalanche InformationCross-Country Skiing and SnowshoingSnowmobilingDownhill Skiing 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 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.


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.


Interactive Maps

I-90 Corridor Community Wildfire Protection Project

The Lolo National Forest is working on numerous fuels reduction projects in communities and landscapes along 80 miles of I-90 from Missoula to St. Regis, Montana.  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 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.



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!


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.