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 southeastern MT and South Dakota.

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

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  • Feature Stories ~Videos ~News Releases ~Photos ~ Story Maps

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    Read the latest feature stories, watch recent videos, browse news releases, explore pictures of our forest on Flickr, and click through interesting story maps.

  • Be Bear Aware

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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, forest 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, 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 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.