Welcome to the Shoshone National Forest
 

Clarks Fork RD from Dead Indian Pass

The Shoshone National Forest offers superb scenery and endless recreational opportunities! The Shoshone National Forest was set aside in 1891 as part of the Yellowstone Timberland Reserve, making the Shoshone the first national forest in the United States. It consists of some 2.4 million acres of varied terrain ranging from sagebrush flats to rugged mountains. The higher mountains are snow-clad most of the year. Immense areas of exposed rock are interspersed with meadows and forests. With Yellowstone National Park on its western border, the Shoshone encompasses the area from the Montana state line south to Lander, Wyoming, and includes portions of the Absaroka, Wind River, and Beartooth Mountains. 

Features

Christmas Tree Permits

USFS Christmas Tree Permits

The selection and cutting of a special tree from the forest for the holidays has been a treasured tradition for generations. The Shoshone National Forest offers personal-use Christmas Tree Permits for the cutting of a tree on National Forest Sysytem lands. Christmas Tree Permits cost $8 per tree (limit five per household), are for personal use only (not for resale), and expire 12/31 of the year they are purchased.

New in 2018, permits may also be purchased online through https://openforest.fs.usda.gov


Campfire safety tips from Smokey Bear

The Shoshone National Forest and Smokey Bear want to remind all visitors to the forest of the proper way to fully extinguish a campfire.


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Spotlights

List of Day Gear

When going out for a hike, even if just for a few hours, the Shoshone National Forest recommends you take certain items with you for safety and the changing mountain weather.

Hunting on the Shoshone National Forest

 There are a few things you should know before heading out for your hunt on the Shoshone National Forest. Please take the time to learn about our rules before your hunt begins.

 




Safety Tips

hiker gazing into high alpine lake, mountains reflecting in lake

Whether you are spending a couple hours or a couple days in a national forest, here are a few safety tips to keep in mind.

Outdoor Safety and Ethics

Grizzly Bear

Outdoor safety is a key consideration when visiting the Shoshone National Forest.  



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Highlights



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