Custer Gallatin National Forest

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

Flooding Damage - visit Alerts and Notices for the latest on sites closed.  

HIRING 2023 SUMMER SEASON! SEPT 29 - OCT 6, 2022

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  • Be Bear Aware, All Year

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

  • Passes and Permits

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    Many opportunities across the Forest are free. Activities such as forest products, firewood, commercial or special uses, require permits to help maintain and improve recreational amenities.

  • Maps

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    Whether looking for a general forest map, a supplementary map on forest access, special orders or motor vehicle use maps for summer and winter we have you covered

    • Plan an Adventure

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      From cabins to campgrounds, Recreation.gov offers numerous opportunities for people to explore, each with their own flair and flavor.

    • 2023 Hiring: Seasonal & Perm

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      Hiring for 2023 permanent wildland fire positions starts September 21, 2022. Visit www.fs.usda.gov/main/r1/jobs for more information. Find out more about other resource specialties and jobs available from timber to wildlife to recreation and many more.

    • Great American Outdoors Act

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      Known as GAOA, this funding is allowing us to invest in recreation infrastructure, public lands access, and land and water conservation.

Features

Shenango and Poker Jim Listed: National Register of Historic Places

Shenango Work Center and Poker Jim Fire Lookout each on the Custer Gallatin National Forest are formalized as part of the National Register for Historic Places as of September 1, 2022.  Learn more.  

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