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.
Stay Informed on NEPA Project Planning
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.
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
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.
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.
Prescribed Burning to begin on the Bozeman and Hebgen Lake Ranger Districts
Release Date: May 16, 2022
Lower Hyalite Road Opens May 16th - Other Bozeman Area Road and Campground Openings Delayed
Release Date: May 13, 2022
Earthquake Lake Visitors Center
Near midnight on an August night in 1959 a 7.5 magnitude earthquake, near the Madison River triggered a massive landslide forever changing the landscape.
Beartooth National Forest Scenic Byway - All American Road
Seasoned mountaineers and visitors alike often gasp at the high-elevation grandeur on this 68-mile drive between Red Lodge and Cooke City, MT.
Castles & Capitol Rock, Sioux R.D.
Get off the beaten path, travel through northwestern South Dakota. Stop for a picnic and see these natural wonders- steep-walled, flat topped buttes rising 200 to 400 feet.