The 44th state has been blessed with nature’s best features. In honoring and preserving these attributes, Yellowstone was our nation’s first national park. Devil’s Tower was our first national monument.

Perhaps lesser known is that by an 1891 act signed by President Benjamin Harrison, Shoshone National Forest became the first national forest of the United States. That same year brought the first Ranger Station there, the Wapiti Ranger Station.

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With 2.4 million acres of land ranging from sagebrush flats to spectacular snow-capped mountains and glacier-carved valleys. There are magnificent wildlife and pristine lakes, rivers, meadows for fishing hiking, backpacking, horse packing, photography and recharging your head.

With summer less than a month away, find out more about Shoshone National Forest.