The 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


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.

Missoula County Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP)

Prescribed fire on the Missoula RD to reduce fuels, improve wildlife habitat

Missoula County has published a draft 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 roadmap of actions for the community to address its wildfire risk.

Missoula County adopted its first Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) in 2005, which was initiated by the Missoula County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and incorporated input from numerous stakeholders. Since that time, many changes have occurred across the county, including new housing and roads, fires on the landscape, and public land forest fuel treatments near communities. These changes can affect the way a community plans for fire and have prompted the need to update the CWPP.

Visit the Missoula County Story Map to explore the CWPP and find out more!


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


  • 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: FEIS and Draft ROD Released Dec. 14, 2017.
    The Forest Service has released the draft record of decision and final environmental impact statement for forest plan amendments to the Helena-Lewis and Clark, Kootenai, and Lolo National Forests to incorporate habitat management direction from the draft Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem (NCDE) Grizzly Bear Conservation Strategy. A 60-day objection period commences on December 14, 2017 during which individuals or entities with specific concerns related to the NCDE Grizzly Bear Conservation Strategy forest plan amendments may file objections for Forest Service review prior to the approval of the forest plan amendments. The documents and more information about the objection period are available here
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