Looking to take home a Christmas tree from the Gallatin National Forest? Christmas tree permits go on sale tomorrow. Details here:

Cutting down your own Christmas tree is a great way to spend time outdoors with loved ones and possibly start a new tradition. Christmas tree permits go on sale Tuesday, November 13 for both the Custer and Gallatin national forests, according to a news release from the U.S. Forest Service.

Permits will be available for purchase at all local ranger district offices including: Big Timber, Livingston, Gardinger, Bozeman and West Yellowstone for the Gallatin National Forest and Ashland, Red Lodge, Billings and Camp Crook, S.D., for the Custer National Forest. Permits are $5 each with a limit of three permits per family.

Permits can be bought at Forest Service offices Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm. The Beartooth Ranger District will also sell tags on the four Saturdays immediately after Thanksgiving, starting with November 24 and continuing on December 1, December 8, and December 15 from 9 am to 1 pm.

For a tree in the Gallatin National Forest, permits are also available at the following local businesses:

  • Ace Hardware in Livingston
  • Owenhouse Ace Hardware at the downtown bicycle shop and West Main Street locations
  • Murdoch Rand and Home Supply and Wholesale Sports in Bozeman
  • Lee and Dad's IGA and True Value in Belgrade
  • Conoco in Big Sky
  • Corner Conoco in West Yellowstone


For more information, visit www.fs.usda.gov/gallatin or www.fs.usda.gov/custer