About the Forest

symbol for a ranger stationIn the heart of the Rocky Mountains, west of the continental divide and just south of the Canadian border, lies the 2.4 million acre Flathead National Forest. Home to lynx, grizzly bear, and bull trout; with numerous lakes, streams, and rivers to enjoy, the forest is the premiere destination for visitors looking to experience natural landscapes of the American West. Visit one of our three wilderness areas, such as the famous Bob Marshall Wilderness, for a rare glimpse at undeveloped areas with outstanding opportunities for solitude. Celebrated for its water, wildlife, and wilderness the Flathead National Forest has abundant recreation opportunities and outstanding natural resources. We invite you to experience your National Forest!

  • Contact Us: Use the Feedback Form to ask questions about the forest or surrounding area, or leave a comment.
  • Offices: Photo and contact information for each of the district offices.
  • Districts: An explanation of the physical location of each district along with contact information.
  • Employment: Information on how to apply for  permanent or seasonal/temporary employment.
  • About the Area: A brief description of each of the five local areas along with a link to the local information office.