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part ofCuster Gallatin National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Thu Dec 31 2015   Season Dates


Beaver Creek Cabin is located deep within Gallatin National Forest, in an area that offers a variety of recreational activities. West Yellowstone, Montana and Yellowstone National Park are only a short drive away.

The cabin is accessible by vehicle when there's no snow, but winter access is only by snowmobile, skis or snowshoes for about 3.5 miles. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.

Natural Features:

The cabin sits at an elevation of around 7,000 feet, in a wooded canyon near Beaver Creek and the Lee Metcalf Wilderness. It is nestled within the Madison Range and tucked beneath 11,316-foot Hilgard Peak, the highest in the range.

Visitors to this area may see an abundance of wildlife, such as deer, elk, grizzly bears, moose, gray wolf, bighorn sheep and Canada lynx. A variety of bird species also inhabit the area.


Several trailheads near the cabin lead into the Lee Metcalf Wilderness. These trails take hikers and equestrians to high mountain lakes within the Madison Range.

Winter activities include snowmobiling, showshoeing and cross-country skiing. Hunting and fishing are available nearby.

Hebgen Lake is within 10 miles, offering many other recreational opportunities.


The cabin accommodates a maximum of four people and is equipped with a wooden sleeping loft and two bunk beds with mattresses. A wood stove heats the cabin, and firewood is provided. Other amenities include basic cookware, dishes, an axe, shovel, broom, mop, fire extinguisher and table with chairs.

An outhouse is located adjacent to the cabin. A hitching rail is provided for stock. A campfire ring and woodshed containing firewood are behind the cabin. Provided firewood is for interior stove use only; not for outdoor campfire use.

Drinking water and electricity are not available. Guests need to bring their own supply of drinking water as well as light sources. Garbage bags are needed to pack out trash. Guests are also expected to clean the cabin before leaving.

The cabin does not have cooking facilities. Items such as bedding, matches, extra toilet paper and first aid supplies are not provided.

Nearby Attractions:

Yellowstone National Park is within 30 miles, making it an ideal day trip from Beaver Creek Cabin.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Axe
  • Birding
  • Broom & Dust Pan
  • Bunkbed(s)
  • Cleaning Equipment
  • Cooking Pots
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Firewood
  • Hitching Racks
  • Horseback Riding
  • Parking Area
  • Snow shovel
  • Snowshoeing
  • Table & Chairs
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Wood Stove
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Creek Access
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Hunting
  • Snowmobile Trails
  • Trailheads
Within 10 Miles
  • Boating
  • Lake Access
  • River Access
  • Visitor Center
Know Before You Go
  • Renters must call for the cabin combination at the Hebgen Lake Ranger District office at (406) 823-6961, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m on the last business day before the arrival date
  • Water is not available in the cabin; water obtained from nearby natural water sources should be treated prior to use
  • Grizzly bears frequent the area; store all coolers, food, beverages, stock feed, and garbage inside the cabin. Hebgen Lake Ranger staff will be patrolling for compliance with a food storage order in the cabin vicinity throughout the season; Click here for more information
  • No garbage service; please bring garbage bags and pack out all trash and personal belongings
  • Candles are not permitted inside the cabin
  • Hay and feed brought to the site for stock must be certified weed-free
  • Click here for more information about Gallatin National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
44.91583, -111.35583
44°54'57"N, 111°21'21"W

Summer access from West Yellowstone: Proceed 8 miles north on U.S. Highway 191. Turn left onto U.S. Highway 287/Hebgen Lake Road and continue for 14.5 miles. Turn right on Beaver Creek Road/Forest Service Road 985 and drive for 3.5 miles. The cabin access road is on the right side of Beaver Creek Road. The cabin is 300 yards down the access road. You must open a locked gate to access the cabin. Please keep the gate closed and locked at all times.

Winter access from West Yellowstone, proceed 8 miles north on U.S. Highway 191. Turn left onto U.S. Highway 287/Hebgen Lake Road and continue for 14.5 miles. Park at the Refuge Point parking lot, adjacent to the highway. Do not park on the highway. Snowmobile, ski or snowshoe from the parking lot, approximately an eighth of a mile west, to Beaver Creek Road/Forest Service Road 985. Turn right and continue north 3.5 miles to the cabin, on the right side of the road.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

PO BOX 520

Phone Number:

Information:  (406)823-6961
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