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BEN ROVER CABIN, MT
part ofFlathead National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open year round. Season Dates
OverviewBen Rover Cabin is located 35 miles north of Columbia Falls, perched near the Wild and Scenic Flathead River. The rustic accommodations provide a delightful setting for photographing scenery, viewing wildlife and enjoying the peaceful sounds of nature. The cabin also provides access to a variety of activities, including hiking, fishing and boating the river.
The cabin is generally accessible by vehicle, however, in winter, four-wheel drive vehicles with chains are strongly recommended. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.
The cabin is set along the North Fork of the Flathead River near the western border of Glacier National Park. Aspen trees dot the property as it backs up to a stand of conifers. The front of the cabin opens up to a grassy field, offering views of the peaks of the Whitefish Range.
Visitors to the cabin can enjoy fishing, canoeing and kayaking on the river. Floating from Polebridge to Glacier Rim is easy, as the section contains mostly Class I to II rapids.
The single-story log cabin has a picnic table in the front with ample shade from trees. A campfire pit with benches and a vault toilet are located outside, and the water source is a well with a hand pump. Indoor accommodations fit eight guests on two double beds, one bunk and two twin beds.
Glacier National Park is a short drive away and the Polebridge Mercantile, offering limited supplies, is just a half-mile up the road.
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Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
Ben Rover Cabin is located 35 miles north of Columbia Falls, on North Fork Road (County Road 486). From Columbia Falls, travel north on Nucleus Avenue. Turn east at the stop sign, on Railroad Street. The road becomes the North Fork Road as it travels over the railroad overpass. At mile 35 on the North Fork Road, turn east one mile following signs to the town of Polebridge. Turn left (north) to Ben Rover Cabin which is a half-mile from Polebridge on the right. If you cross into Glacier National Park, you have gone too far.
North Fork Road is gravel, intermittently plowed during the winter. A four-wheel-drive vehicle with chains is recommended in winter.
Mailing Address:BEN ROVER CABIN
8975 HWY 2 E BOX 190340
HUNGRY HORSE MT 59919
Phone Number:Information: (406)387-3800