Montana! Unrivaled splendor and awesome beauty! Over 147,000 square miles of mountains, prairies, farms, forests, rivers, and streams await the traveler ready for spectacular scenery and adventure.
The national forests and grasslands of Montana stretch from the prairies and badlands of far eastern Montana to the rolling hills and isolated ponderosa pine woodlands of the middle part of the state, to the rugged mountain tops and steep timbered canyons in the west.
One of the best-kept secrets in Montana is the availability of cabins and lookout stations that the U.S. Forest Service makes available to the public at a very nominal fee. At the end of each section, we have provided a list of available cabins along with detailed information on each. Following is some general information on reserving and using the cabins.
Because of the exceptional recreational opportunities on Montanas federal lands, the diversity of opportunities available in the Montana State Park System is sometimes overlooked. This would be a mistake, as the true picture of Montana's natural, cultural, and recreational resources is not complete without the state parks.