Welcome to the Shoshone National Forest

View of expansive forested river valley

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. 

Recent News


Two Recreation Management Specialist Positions Open for Application

The Shoshone National Forest is hiring two management positions in our Recreation program. Apply now for these GS-11 Recreation Management Specialist positions located in Cody and Dubois, Wyo! Applications will be accepted for these positions until Tuesday, April 27th, so do not delay!

Apply online at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/598778300!

Sights to see on the Shoshone this spring

Popo Agie Falls, Washakie Ranger District

Spring is a great time to see a new part of the Shoshone National Forest. As the weather turns warmer and the days become longer, why not take a trip to see a new spot.