So Much To Do and See in the Northern Region
Follow the route of the Lewis and Clark Expedition through the Bitterroot Mountains, catch your limit of trout at a pristine alpine lake, or camp under the stars and listen to the howl of the wolf. Whether you're looking for the rigors of a wilderness trek or an easy drive along a scenic byway, you'll find it here in the National Forests of the Northern Region.
The Forest Service offers many activities such as hiking, biking, skiing, camping, birding, renting historic cabins and lookouts, driving for pleasure, harvesting mushrooms, and gathering firewood. Many of the facilities and services associated with these opportunities are free. Some do require fees or permits to help maintain, manage and improve the amenities that you enjoy.
Did you know you can rent a Forest Service cabin or fire lookout tower?
Go directly to Recreation.gov for more info and to make your reservation.
Please refer to the Recreation Passes and Permits web page to help you understand where fees and passes exist and the variety of fee and pass options available to you.
In the Northern Region, Interagency Recreation Passes can now be purchased at many National Forest office locations.
The Recreation Fee Site Accomplishment Reports highlight recreation accomplishments provided through recreation fee dollars, the revenues and expenditures, and a sampling of planned projects for the Forests and Grasslands in the Northern Region. Your fee dollars continue to do amazing things -- thank you for your support! See how funds are used from the Recreation Fee Sites across Region 1.
BE SAFE IN THE OUTDOORS!
Check out our Safety and Outdoor Ethics pages. Whether you're roughing it in a tent or planning a family outing to a national forest, there are many ways to make sure your experience is fun and safe.
General Safety Outdoors | Camping Safety | Trail Safety | Lightning, Getting Lost and Clothing /Material Checklist | Falling Tree Hazards (image) | Falling Tree Hazards (text)