Sula Ranger District - Sula

The Sula Ranger District administers the southeast portion of the Bitterroot National Forest which also includes the Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness. The many miles of trails on the Sula Ranger District provide opportunities ranging from short day-trips to extended back-country trips.

The Lewis and Clark expedition entered what is now the Bitterroot National Forest on September 4, 1805, taking a very difficult route to the west of what is now Lost Trail Pass. The precise trail is unknown but we know the rugged mountains, bad weather, and hunger were challenges the Corps of Discovery faced. The trail through Lost Trail is one of the most disputed areas of their trip through the mountains. The area, north of the Sula Ranger Station, is now called Ross' Hole. This is where the famous Charles Russell painting Lewis and Clark Meeting the Indians at Ross' Hole was painted. Here they met a village of the Salish nation including 33 lodges, and about 440 people and 500 horses. Lewis and Clark purchased 13 more horses from the Salish. On Sept. 6, they continued the journey, traveling northwest out of Ross' Hole.

Areas for Cabin Rentals at Sula Ranger District:

East Fork Guard Station

McCart Lookout

Medicine Point Lookout

Twogood Cabin

Areas for Campground Camping at Sula Ranger District:

Crazy Creek Campground

Indian Trees Campground

Jennings Camp Campground

Martin Creek Campground

Spring Gulch Campground

Warm Springs Campground

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Phone: 406-821-3913
Fax: 406-821-4264

District office is located along US Highway 93 just south of Sula.

All Year

Office Hours: 8:30am - 4:30pm

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