Green Mountain and Finger Lakes National Forests

Discover Your National Forests

The Green Mountain National Forest and Finger Lakes National Forest are Vermont's and New York's only public, federally managed national forests.

About the Forests

  • Statewide Hazardous Conditions in VT

    Following the recent rainfall and flooding: Forest Service personnel plan to assess damage to the FS roads and trails as conditions allow. We encourage our loyal visitors to stay home, stay safe, and dry out. While the rain may have stopped in your area, hazardous conditions remain. If you must see your National Forest this week, we strongly recommend calling the local ranger station for conditions and urge caution.

Know Before You Go


Rutland Forest Service Office (231 North Main Street) will operate virtually while the Mendon headquarters is constructed. Please review the press release for more information.


A month with CorpsTHAT

CorpsTHAT crew fishing at Lefferts Pond

VERMONT, SUMMER 2023—The CorpsTHAT crew wrapped up a busy a month in the Green Mountain National Forest working with natural resource specialists and engaging with National Forest partners.

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Through the Wilderness(es)

Lye Brook Wilderness

VERMONT, SUMMER 2023—Few folks spend more time in Vermont’s Wilderness Areas than our Wilderness Fellows. Wilderness Fellow Atticus Habel was kind enough to share what he finds unique and appealing in each Congressionally Designated Wilderness Area in the Greens.

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