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BEAR CREEK BUNKHOUSE, MT
part ofBeaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Closed through Mon Nov 30 2015 Season Dates
OverviewThe Bear Creek Bunkhouse allows visitors to experience southwestern Montana's vast wilderness areas, including wide open fields and a variety of nearby mountain ranges. Situated on the Bear Creek, the cabin offers a scenic location to enjoy nature.
The bunkhouse is used as an administrative site in the summer and fall months, but is open to the public between December and April. During the winter months, in addition to hunting, visitors can enjoy cross country skiing and snowshoeing, as well as hiking and horseback riding on nearby trails.
The site can be accessed by vehicle, however, a portion of the road may be muddy or snow-covered, as it is not plowed. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities, including water.
The facility is located at the edge of the Lee Metcalf Wilderness, at the foot of the Madison Range. The bunkhouse is situated at an elevation of 6,250 feet, amid open meadows that are surrounded by mature hardwoods and other trees.
Big game hunting is an activity enjoyed by visitors to the bunkhouse. In addition, there are a variety of hiking and horseback riding trails in the area. The trails are popular among visitors for cross country skiing and snowshoeing during the winter months.
You must call the Madison Ranger District at 406-682-4253 Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm for the cabin combination. The office is NOT open on Federal Holidays.
Bear Creek is approximately 60 miles north of Old Faithful Geyser.
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Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From Ennis, take Highway 287 south for 11 miles, to Cameron, Montana. From Cameron, turn east on Bear Creek Loop and continue approximately 6 miles to the cabin. The last several miles is gravel or dirt, which may be muddy or snow-covered and may not always be plowed. Maps may be purchased by calling the Madison Ranger District.
Mailing Address:BEAR CREEK BUNKHOUSE
5 FOREST SERVICE RD.
ENNIS MT 59729
Phone Number:Information: (406)682-4253