United States National Forests & National Grasslands List

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Nearly 8% of United States acreage is designated as National Forest, and these public lands are hot spots for outdoor enthusiasts. The National Forest system consists of 154 National Forests and 20 National Grasslands. Other designations, such as National Recreation Areas and National Monuments managed by USFS, are located within their boundaries. This list includes a few properties which don't follow that rule, labeled with an *.

Name Designation State Year Est.
Allegheny National Forest Pennsylvania 1923
Angeles National Forest California 1892
Angelina National Forest Texas 1936
Apache National Forest Arizona, New Mexico 1898
Apalachicola National Forest Florida 1936
Arapaho National Forest Colorado 1903
Ashley National Forest Utah, Wyoming 1908
Beaverhead National Forest Montana 1908
Bienville National Forest Mississippi 1936
Bighorn National Forest Wyoming 1897
Bitterroot National Forest Montana, Idaho 1897
Black Hills National Forest South Dakota, Wyoming 1897
Black Kettle National Grassland Oklahoma, Texas 1960
Boise National Forest Idaho 1908
Bridger National Forest Wyoming 1897
Buffalo Gap National Grassland South Dakota 1960
Butte Valley National Grassland California 1991
Cache National Forest Utah, Idaho 1897
Caddo National Grassland Texas
Caribou National Forest Idaho 1905
Carson National Forest New Mexico 1906
Cedar River National Grassland North Dakota
Challis National Forest Idaho 1908
Chattahoochee National Forest Georgia 1936
Chequamegon National Forest Wisconsin 1933
Cherokee National Forest Tennessee, North Carolina 1920
Chippewa National Forest Minnesota 1908
Chugach National Forest Alaska 1907
Cibola National Forest New Mexico 1906
Cimarron National Grassland Kansas 1960
Clearwater National Forest Idaho 1908
Cleveland National Forest California 1893
Coconino National Forest Arizona 1898
Coeur d'Alene National Forest Idaho 1906
Colville National Forest Washington 1907
Comanche National Grassland Colorado 1960
Conecuh National Forest Alabama 1936
Coronado National Forest Arizona, New Mexico 1902
Croatan National Forest North Carolina 1936
Crooked River National Grassland Oregon
Curlew National Grassland Idaho 1934
Custer National Forest Montana, South Dakota 1907
Daniel Boone National Forest Kentucky 1937
Davy Crockett National Forest Texas 1936
De Soto National Forest Mississippi 1936
Deerlodge National Forest Montana 1908
Delta National Forest Mississippi 1961
Deschutes National Forest Oregon 1908
Dixie National Forest Utah 1905
El Yunque National Forest Puerto Rico 1903
Eldorado National Forest California 1910
Finger Lakes National Forest New York 1983
Fishlake National Forest Utah 1899
Flathead National Forest Montana 1897
Fort Pierre National Grassland South Dakota
Francis Marion National Forest South Carolina 1936
Fremont National Forest Oregon 1906
Gallatin National Forest Montana 1899
George Washington National Forest Virginia, West Virginia 1918
Gifford Pinchot National Forest Washington 1908
Gila National Forest New Mexico 1899
Grand Mesa National Forest Colorado 1908
Grand River National Grassland South Dakota
Green Mountain National Forest Vermont 1932
Gunnison National Forest Colorado 1905
Helena National Forest Montana 1906
Hiawatha National Forest Michigan 1931
Holly Springs National Forest Mississippi 1936
Homochitto National Forest Mississippi 1936
Hoosier National Forest Indiana 1961
Humboldt National Forest Nevada 1906
Huron National Forest Michigan 1928
Inyo National Forest California, Nevada 1907
Jefferson National Forest Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky 1918
Kaibab National Forest Arizona 1908
Kaniksu National Forest Idaho, Montana, Washington 1906
Kiowa National Grassland New Mexico 1960
Kisatchie National Forest Louisiana 1930
Klamath National Forest California, Oregon 1905
Kootenai National Forest Montana, Idaho 1906
Lake Tahoe Basin* Management Unit* California, Nevada 1973
Land Between The Lakes* National Recreation Area* Kentucky, Tennessee 1963
Lassen National Forest California 1905
Lewis and Clark National Forest Montana 1897
Lincoln National Forest New Mexico 1902
Little Missouri National Grassland North Dakota 1960
Lolo National Forest Montana 1906
Los Padres National Forest California 1898
Lyndon B. Johnson National Grassland Texas
Malheur National Forest Oregon 1908
Manistee National Forest Michigan 1928
Manti-La Sal National Forest Utah, Colorado 1903
Mark Twain National Forest Missouri 1939
McClellan Creek National Grassland Texas
Medicine Bow National Forest Wyoming 1902
Mendocino National Forest California 1908
Midewin* National Tallgrass Prairie* Illinois 1996
Modoc National Forest California 1904
Monongahela National Forest West Virginia 1920
Mount Baker National Forest Washington 1897
Mount Hood National Forest Oregon 1892
Nantahala National Forest North Carolina 1907
Nebraska National Forest Nebraska 1902
Nez Perce National Forest Idaho 1908
Nicolet National Forest Wisconsin 1933
Ocala National Forest Florida 1908
Ochoco National Forest Oregon 1911
Oconee National Forest Georgia 1936
Oglala National Grassland Nebraska
Okanogan National Forest Washington 1911
Olympic National Forest Washington 1897
Osceola National Forest Florida 1931
Ottawa National Forest Michigan 1931
Ouachita National Forest Arkansas, Oklahoma 1907
Ozark National Forest Arkansas 1908
Pawnee National Grassland Colorado 1960
Payette National Forest Idaho 1905
Pike National Forest Colorado 1892
Pisgah National Forest North Carolina 1916
Plumas National Forest California 1905
Prescott National Forest Arizona 1898
Rio Grande National Forest Colorado 1908
Rita Blanca National Grassland Texas, Oklahoma 1960
Rogue River National Forest Oregon, California 1893
Roosevelt National Forest Colorado 1902
Routt National Forest Colorado 1902
Sabine National Forest Texas 1936
Salmon National Forest Idaho 1908
Sam Houston National Forest Texas 1936
Samuel R. McKelvie National Forest Nebraska 1971
San Bernardino National Forest California 1893
San Isabel National Forest Colorado 1902
San Juan National Forest Colorado 1905
Santa Fe National Forest New Mexico 1892
Sawtooth National Forest Idaho, Utah 1905
Sequoia National Forest California 1908
Shasta National Forest California 1905
Shawnee National Forest Illinois 1939
Sheyenne National Grassland North Dakota
Shoshone National Forest Wyoming 1891
Sierra National Forest California 1893
Siskiyou National Forest Oregon 1893
Sitgreaves National Forest Arizona 1898
Siuslaw National Forest Oregon 1908
Six Rivers National Forest California 1947
Snoqualmie National Forest Washington 1897
St. Francis National Forest Arkansas 1908
St. Joe National Forest Idaho 1906
Stanislaus National Forest California 1897
Sumter National Forest South Carolina 1936
Superior National Forest Minnesota 1909
Tahoe National Forest California 1899
Talladega National Forest Alabama 1936
Targhee National Forest Idaho, Wyoming 1905
Teton National Forest Wyoming 1897
Thunder Basin National Grassland Wyoming 1960
Toiyabe National Forest Nevada, California 1906
Tombigbee National Forest Mississippi 1959
Tongass National Forest Alaska 1907
Tonto National Forest Arizona 1905
Trinity National Forest California 1905
Tuskegee National Forest Alabama 1959
Uinta National Forest Utah 1897
Umatilla National Forest Oregon, Washington 1908
Umpqua National Forest Oregon 1907
Uncompahgre National Forest Colorado 1905
Uwharrie National Forest North Carolina 1961
Wallowa National Forest Oregon, Idaho 1905
Wasatch National Forest Utah, Wyoming 1897
Wayne National Forest Ohio 1951
Wenatchee National Forest Washington 1911
White Mountain National Forest New Hampshire, Maine 1918
White River National Forest Colorado 1891
Whitman National Forest Oregon 1905
Willamette National Forest Oregon 1933
William B. Bankhead National Forest Alabama 1918
Winema National Forest Oregon 1906
*These USFS properties do not fall within another National Forest or National Grassland