Bob Marshall Wilderness


The Bob Marshall Wilderness now contains a total of 1,009,356 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Montana. In 1964 the Bob Marshall Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of "...increasing population, accompanied by expanding settlement and growing mechanization,..." you play an important role in helping to " for the American people of present and future generations the benefits of an enduring resource of wilderness" as called for by Congress in the Wilderness Act of 1964. Please follow the regulations in place for this area, and use Leave No Trace techniques when visiting to ensure protection of its unique natural and experiential qualities.How to follow the seven standard Leave No Trace principles differs in different parts of the country (desert vs. Rocky Mountains). Click on any of the principles listed below to learn more about how they apply.Leave No Trace principles:Plan Ahead and PrepareTravel and Camp on Durable SurfacesDispose of Waste ProperlyLeave What You FindMinimize Campfire ImpactsRespect WildlifeBe Considerate of Other VisitorsRegulations:Motorized equipment and equipment used for mechanical transport are generally prohibited on all federal lands designated as wilderness. This includes the use of motor vehicles (including OHVs), motorboats, motorized equipment, bicycles, hang gliders, wagons, carts, portage wheels, and the landing of aircraft including helicopters, unless provided for in specific legislation. In a few areas some exceptions allowing the use of motorized equipment or mechanical transport are described in the special regulations in effect for a specific area. Click here for additional regulations or contact the agency.Contact Information:SPOTTED BEAR RANGER DISTRICTPO BOX 190310HUNGRY HORSE, MT 59919Phone: 406-758-5376Office hours: M-F 8:00 am - 4:30 pmSummer and Winter physical address and phone numbers are different. Winter Phone only (October - May) 406-387-3800; Summer Phone (June - September): 406-758-5376ROCKY MOUNTAIN RANGER DISTRICT1102 MAIN AVE NWPO BOX 340CHOTEAU, MT 59422Phone: 406-466-5341Office hours: M-F 8:00 am - 4:30 pmHUNGRY HORSE RANGER DISTRICT10 HUNGRY HORSE DRIVEPO BOX 190340HUNGRY HORSE, MT 59919Phone: 406-387-3800Office hours: M-F 8:00 am - 4:30 pmSpotted Bear RD & Hungry Horse RD share office in winter months





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FS - USDA Forest Service

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