Complete List of American National Forests

Complete List of American National Forests

There are 154 United States National Forests in 41 states. Each one is under the supervision of the U.S. Forest Service, which falls under the U.S. Department of Agriculture and is composed of several ranger districts. The person in charge of a national forest is called the forest supervisor. The district rangers from the districts within a forest work for the forest supervisor. The headquarters of a national forest is called the supervisor's office. This level coordinates activities between districts allocate the budget and provide technical support to each district.

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Alabama National Forests

Talladega National Forest in Alabama.

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Alabama has four national forests:

Alabama manages six state forests:

  • Choccolocco State Forest
  • Hauss State Forest
  • Geneva State Forest
  • Little River State Forest
  • Macon State Forest
  • Weogufka State Forest
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Alaska National Forests

Chugach National Forest in Alaska.

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Alaska has two national forests:

Alaska manages three state forests:

  • Haines State Forest
  • Southeast State Forest
  • Tanana Valley State Forest
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Arizona National Forests

Coconino National Forest in Arizona.

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Arizona has six national forests:

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Arkansas National Forests

Ouachita National Forest in Arkansas.

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Arkansas has two national forests:

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California National Forests

Angeles National Forest in California.

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California has 18 national forests:

California has eight state forests:

  • Boggs Mountain Demonstration State Forest
  • Ellen Pickett State Forest
  • Jackson Demonstration State Forest
  • Las Posadas State Forest
  • LaTour Demonstration State Forest
  • Mountain Home Demonstration State Forest
  • Mount Zion Demonstration State Forest
  • Soquel Demonstration State Forest
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Colorado National Forests

Pike National Forest in Colorado.

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Colorado has 11 national forests:

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Florida National Forests

Ocala National Forest in Florida.

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Florida has three national forests:

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Georgia National Forests

Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest in Georgia. USFS

Georgia has one national forest:

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Idaho National Forests

Salmon-Challis National Forest in Idaho.

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Idaho has 11 national forests:

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Illinois National Forests

Shawnee National Forest in Illinois.

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Illinois has one national forest:

Illinois manages five state forests:

  • Big River State Forest
  • Hidden Springs State Forest
  • Lowden-Miller State Forest
  • Sand Ridge State Forest
  • Trail of Tears State Forest
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Indiana National Forests

Hoosier National Forest in Indiana.

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Indiana has one national forest:

Indiana has 16 state forests:

  • Clark State Forest
  • Deam Lake State Recreation Area
  • Ferdinand State Forest
  • Frances Slocum State Forest
  • Greene-Sullivan State Forest
  • Harrison-Crawford State Forest
  • Jackson-Washington State Forest
  • Martin State Forest
  • Morgan-Monroe State Forest
  • Owen-Putnam State Forest
  • Pike State Forest
  • Salamonie River State Forest
  • Selmier State Forest
  • Spencer County State Forest
  • Starve Hollow State Recreation Area
  • Yellowwood State Forest
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Kentucky National Forests

Daniel Boone National Forest in Kentucky.

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Kentucky has three national forests:

Kentucky has seven state forests:

  • Dewey Lake State Forest
  • Kentenia State Forest
  • Kentucky Ridge State Forest
  • Knobs State Forest
  • Olympia State Forest
  • Pennyrile State Forest
  • Tygarts State Forest
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Louisiana National Forests

Kisatchie National Forest in Louisiana.

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Louisiana has one national forest:

Louisiana has one state forest:

  • Alexander State Forest
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Maine National Forests

White Mountain National Forest in Maine.

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Maine has one national forest:

Maine has one state forest:

  • Durham State Forest
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Michigan National Forests

Hiawatha National Forest in Michigan.

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Michigan has three national forests:

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Minnesota National Forests

Chippewa National Forest in Minnesota.

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Minnesota has two national forests:

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Mississippi National Forests

De Soto National Forest in Mississippi.

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Mississippi has six national forests:

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Missouri National Forests

Highway 19 through Mark Twain National Forest in Missouri.

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Missouri has one national forest:

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Montana National Forests

Lewis and Clark National Forest in Montana.

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Montana has nine national forests:

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Nebraska National Forests

Nebraska National Forest.

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Nebraska has two national forest:

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Nevada National Forests

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest in Nevada.

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Nevada has one national forest:

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New Hampshire National Forests

White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire.

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New Hampshire has one national forest:

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New Mexico National Forests

Gila National Forest in New Mexico.

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New Mexico has five national forests:

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New York National Forests

Finger Lakes National Forest in New York.


New York has one national forest:

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North Carolina National Forests

Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina.

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North Carolina has five national forests:

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Ohio National Forests

Wayne National Forest in Ohio.


Ohio has one national forest:

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Oklahoma National Forests

Ouachita National Forest in Oklahoma.

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Oklahoma has one national forest:

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Oregon National Forests

Mount Hood National Forest in Oregon.

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Oregon has 12 national forests:

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Pennsylvania National Forests

Allegheny National Forest in Pennsylvania.


Pennsylvania has one national forest:

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Puerto Rico National Forests

El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico.

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Puerto Rico has one national forest:

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South Carolina National Forests

Francis Marion National Forest in South Carolina.

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South Carolina has two national forests:

  • Francis Marion National Forest
  • Sumter National Forest
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South Dakota National Forests

The Mount Rushmore National Memorial in the Black Hills National Forest.

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South Dakota has one national forest:

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Tennessee National Forests

Cherokee National Forest in Tennessee.

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Tennessee has one national forest:

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Texas National Forests

Angelina National Forest in Texas.

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Texas has four national forests:

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Utah National Forests

Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest in Utah.

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Utah has five national forests:

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Vermont National Forests

Green Mountain National Forest in Vermont.

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Vermont has one national forest:

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Virginia National Forests

Jefferson National Forest in Virginia.

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Virginia has one national forest:

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Washington National Forests

Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest in Washington.

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Washington has five national forests:

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West Virginia National Forests

Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia.

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West Virginia has two national forests:

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Wisconsin National Forests

Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest in Wisconsin.

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Wisconsin has one national forest:

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Wyoming National Forests

Bridger-Teton National Forest in Wyoming.

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Wyoming has eight national forests: