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BEAVER CREEK CABIN (MT), MT

part ofGallatin National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: BEAVER CREEK CABIN (MT)
Status: Open through Wed Dec 31 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

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 the 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.

Recreation:

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.

Facilities:

The cabin accommodates a maximum of four people and is equipped with a wooden sleeping platform in the loft and a set of bunk bed platforms. 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.

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 mattresses or 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
  • Guests must carefully follow the food storage order for Gallatin National Forest; 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 don'tmovefirewood.org.
  • 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 don'tmovefirewood.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 is on the right side of the road.

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:

BEAVER CREEK CABIN (MT)
PO BOX 520
WEST YELLOWSTONE MT 59758

Phone Number:

Information: (406)823-6961
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