Welcome to the Custer Gallatin

Over three million acres, and known as one of the most ecologically diverse landscapes in the area with three gateways to Yellowstone National Park, a million-plus acres of Wilderness including the Absaroka-Beartooth & Lee Metcalf Wilderness, 7 distinct districts, rugged mountain adventures to remote buttes and bluffs in southeastern MT and SD.

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    • Be Bear Aware

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      Most of the Custer Gallatin National Forest is bear country. For your safety and the safety of our native wildlife in Montana, be bear aware, all year long! A food storage order is in place for five of the seven districts. Learn what you can do to properly hike, recreate and be bear aware.

    • Explore Cabins & Campgrounds

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      Recreation.gov offers numerous cabins and campsites to explore each with their own flair and front door view to the expanse of the Custer Gallatin National Forest

    • Passes & Permits

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      Many opportunities, services and facilities across the Custer Gallatin National Forest are free to enjoy for hiking, biking, skiing, nature viewing, scenic drives and more. However, some activities do require fees or permits to help maintain, manage, 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.