Frequently Asked Questions About Helena National Forest
Is Helena National Forest open all year round?
Yes, Helena National Forest is open year-round. Visitors can hike, fish, and paddle in the summer. In winter, some parts of the forest may be inaccessible due to snow. However, visitors can ski, snowboard, and snowmobile in other areas of the forest.
What is the closest town to Helena National Forest?
Helena, Montana is, unsurprisingly, one of the nearest big towns to Helena National Forest. Helena has plenty of places to eat, rest, and stock up on anything travelers need while they're in Montana.
What type of wildlife lives in Helena National Forest?
Wildlife living in Helena National Forest includes bears, elk, bighorn sheep, deer, and mountain goats. There is also a variety of birds that live in the forest, as well as fish in the nearby lakes and streams.
Is there a fee to get into Helena National Forest?
No, there is no fee to get into Helena National Forest. However, there may be fees or permits required for certain activities within the forest, or for parking in certain areas such as day-use areas.
Does Helena National Forest offer free camping sites?
Yes, Helena National Forest offers free camping sites. Dispersed camping is allowed in the forest. Dispersed camping does not have any amenities, and campers need to take everything with them and leave no trace when they pack up camp.