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Shoshone National Forest

America's first national forest is home to 2.4 million acres of rugged backcountry. From hiking to hunting to camping and mountain biking, the Shoshone National Forest has it all.

Find your Adventure

Named after the Shoshoni people who have called this area of northwestern Wyoming home for thousands of years, the Shoshone National Forest is filled with special places. With more than 1.4 million acres of congressionally designated wilderness, the Shoshone National Forest is an integral part of the 10-million acre Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

  • Recreation

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    The Shoshone National Forest offers over 1,300 miles of trails, 32 campgrounds, and 11 picnic sites. Four scenic byways traverse the Forest, offering spectacular views of rugged mountain peaks, expansive plateaus awash in wildflowers, glaciers, rivers and streams, and unparalleled wildlife watching.

  • Passes & Permits

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    Passes and permits are needed for activities such as collecting firewood, cutting Christmas trees, commercial filming and other special events.

  • Maps & Publications

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    The Shoshone National Forest publishes a variety of map products to help you plan and enjoy your visit. Maps and brochures are available online with even more options available at Shoshone National Forest offices.


Pack Goat use on the Shoshone National Forest

Pack goats are allowed on certain portions of the Shoshone National Forest; however, there is an application process in place to obtain a permit to use these animals. Updated 12/27/2021

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Outdoor Safety and Ethics

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

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