Custer National Forest Guide

Montana's Custer National Forest is one of the most ecologically diverse forests in the northern United States. This forest covering more than 1.5 million acres stretches from Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness outside of Red Lodge eastward across rolling grasslands, ponderosa pine and steep outcroppings, and the Pryor Mountains before it turns to the south near Ashland. Then, it encompasses almost all of southeastern Montana before stretching into eastern South Dakota. Many areas of this forest are easily accessible because Interstate 90 runs through and near it. The government has divided the forest into seven districts, with headquarters at Ashland, Beartooth, Bozeman, Gardiner, Hebgen Lake, Sioux, and Yellowstone. Various animals, including bighorn sheep, grizzly bears, pronghorns, and mule deer, live in this forest. 

Shape Hiking Trails

Custer National Forest Hiking Trails

Things to Do

Activities in Custer National Forest

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How to get to Custer National Forest

Address: Custer National Forest headquarters, 5001 Southgate Drive Suite 2, Billings, Montana 59101

Fee: Entry fee $0

Custer National Forest is a great place to explore. There are fantastic places to go hiking, fishing, wildlife viewing, and stargazing. The best way to explore Custer National Forest is in an RV. If you do not have one, don't worry because it is incredibly easy to rent one on