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3+ million acres, a ecologically diverse landscape critical to the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and stretching to the remote buttes & pine savannahs of South Dakota.

Flooding Damage Update - Beartooth, Gardiner & Yellowstone Districts now open, except select sites

Specific Sites Closed: 

  • Beartooth - Starting Friday afternoon June 24: All National Forest System lands within Carbon County are open except for a small area closure just south of Red Lodge, for National Forest System lands up the Main Fork and Lake Fork of Rock Creek due to extensive damage.
  • All National Forest System lands on the Beartooth R.D., within Stillwater and Sweet Grass County will remain under an area closure working hand in hand with the counties until Highway 419 bridge is repaired, south of Absarokee, MT
  • Two road closures for West Fork Rock Creek at Basin Campground and for East Rosebud Road.
  • Yellowstone R.D. 
    • Main Mill Creek & East and West,
    • Main Boulder - Chippy Park CG, Fourmile, Hicks Park CG,
    • Snowbank CG,
    • Six Mile above Gold Prize.
  • Gardiner motorized use closure to: Yankee Jim & Joe Brown Trailhead, Bear Creek bridge over Darroch Cr.  Visit: Alerts and Notices Page for maps and details.  

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Park County Flooding InformationCarbon County Alert - Flooding Information       Stillwater County Flooding          Sweet Grass County Flooding

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      Montana is bear country. For the safety of humans and native wildlife in Montana, be bear aware! A food storage order is in place. Learn how to properly hike, recreate and be bear aware.

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