Missoula Area

Three recreation areas are conveniently located just outside the Missoula city limits and offer a variety of opportunities for locals and visitors including picnicking, trails for day hiking, cross-country skiing, horseback riding, and mountain biking.

At a Glance

Information Center: Missoula Ranger District, 406-329-3814

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Lake and Pond Fishing

Areas for Lake and Pond Fishing at Missoula Area

River and Stream Fishing

Areas for River and Stream Fishing at Missoula Area

Big Game Hunting

Areas for Big Game Hunting at Missoula Area

Small Game Hunting

Areas for Small Game Hunting at Missoula Area

Game Bird/Waterfowl

Areas for Game Bird/Waterfowl at Missoula Area

Viewing Wildlife

Areas for Viewing Wildlife at Missoula Area

Viewing Plants

Areas for Viewing Plants at Missoula Area

OHV Road Riding

Areas for OHV Road Riding at Missoula Area

OHV Trail Riding

Areas for OHV Trail Riding at Missoula Area

Interpretive Areas

Areas for Interpretive Areas at Missoula Area


Areas for Picnicking at Missoula Area

Group Picnicking

Areas for Group Picnicking at Missoula Area

Boating - Non-Motorized

Areas for Boating - Non-Motorized at Missoula Area


Areas for Skiing/Snowboarding at Missoula Area

XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

Areas for XC Skiing/Snowshoeing at Missoula Area


Areas for Snowmobiling at Missoula Area

Related Information

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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  • Click here to learn about staying safe and following the rules of 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.
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