Area Status: Open

Located in the heart of Montana,  the Helena Ranger District provides a wide variety of recreational opportunites for the outdoor enthusiast. Surrounded by the Mountains, Lakes, Rivers and Wilderness the Helena National Forest is the perfect place to enjoy the outdoors.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed Federal Holidays.


Mountain Biking

Campground Camping

Group Camping

Dispersed Camping

Cabin Rentals

River and Stream Fishing

Day Hiking


Horse Riding

Big Game Hunting

Small Game Hunting

Game Bird/Waterfowl

Viewing Wildlife

Viewing Plants

Viewing Scenery

OHV Trail Riding

Interpretive Areas


Boating - Non-Motorized


XC Skiing/Snowshoeing


Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities