National Forests

United States National Forests are public lands belonging to the American people and managed by the US Forest Service (part of US Department of Agriculture). The National Forest System was established by the Land Revision Act of 1891 with the creation of the first National Forest, the Shoshone National Forest, which covers nearly 2,500,000 acres in the state of Wyoming.

The United States now has 155 National Forests totalling 190 million acres of public land. Almost 90 percent of all National Forest land is located west of the Mississippi River. An amazing 12 percent of all national forest land is located in the great state of Alaska. Today the US Forest Service focuses on conservation, timber harvesting, livestock grazing, watershed protection, wildlife management and recreation.

Alabama National Forests

Alaska National Forests

Arizona National Forests

Arkansas National Forests

California National Forests

Colorado National Forests

Florida National Forests

Georgia National Forests

Idaho National Forests

Illinois National Forests

Indiana National Forests

Kentucky National Forests

Louisiana National Forests

Maine National Forests

Michigan National Forests

Minnesota National Forests

Mississippi National Forests

Missouri National Forests

Montana National Forests

Nebraska National Forests

Nevada National Forests

New Hampshire National Forests

New Mexico National Forests

New York National Forests

North Carolina National Forests

Ohio National Forests

Oklahoma National Forests

Oregon National Forests

Pennsylvania National Forests

South Carolina National Forests

South Dakota National Forests

Tennessee National Forests

Texas National Forests

Utah National Forests

Vermont National Forests

Virginia National Forests

Washington National Forests

West Virginia National Forests

Wisconsin National Forests

Wyoming National Forests