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Welcome to the Flathead National Forest


QR Code with a Christmas tree that leads to Open Forest, the Online Christmas tree permitting system

It's Christmas tree season! Cutting a Christmas tree is an outing that is sure to build fond memories for you and your loved ones. The Flathead National Forest has an abundant choice of trees from which to choose. You can purchase your permit from a Flathead National Forest office, or on-line through our Open Forest permit system. Find out more, including tips and rules, by clicking here.

Quick Links to Your Outdoor Adventures

Click here to visit the Flathead Avalanche Center for warnings and informationClick here to find grooming reports and more for cross country skiing and snowshoeing!Click here to find out more about snowmobiling on the Flathead National ForestClick here to find out more about downhill skiing on the Flathead National Forest Click here to find a cabin to rent on the Flathead National Forest. Click here for ideas of where you can watch wildlife, birds, and more. Click here to find out how to stay safe by following the regulations while in bear country. Click here to find a map to take on your adventures.Click here to find out more about obtaining permits or passes for certain activities on the forest. Click here to find out more about collecting forest products like mushrooms, berries, and more!Click here to find even more recreational opportunities on the Flathead National Forest.








Forest Plan Revision

Glacier Lillys - Swan Lake Ranger District

The staff of the Flathead National Forest is pleased to announce the availability of the final environmental impact statement for the revised land management plan, as updated per the objection instructions. The Forest Service anticipates the final record of decision and notice of plan approval will be issued in 30 days. click here to find out more

3 Forks of the Flathead Wild & Scenic River Comprehensive River Management Plan

North Fork of the Flathead River from FordThe Flathead National Forest, in coordination with Glacier National Park, has begun the process to prepare a Comprehensive River Management Plan (CRMP) for the 3-Forks of the Flathead River. The river and surrounding lands offer recreational opportunities and access to outstanding resources for a variety of public lands users. The CRMP will address the current status of these resources, outline goals and desired conditions, determine user capacities, and create a monitoring strategy and plan to carry forward. click here to find out more

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