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CRANDALL CREEK CABIN (FORMERLY BENNETT CREEK CABIN), MT
part ofCuster Gallatin National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Tue Mar 31 2015 Season Dates
OverviewA historic cabin known as Bennett Creek Cabin was located over a mile from this site, but it was recently replaced with the current Crandall Creek Cabin, a traditional log structure. This cabin offers rustic accommodations with limited amenities, so guests should be prepared to bring most of the supplies and gear they need for a comfortable stay.
Access to the cabin is via a semi-primitive dirt road. Four-wheel drive is necessary on this road from June 16 to Dec. 1.
Guests who arrive after Dec. 1 must get to the cabin by hiking, snowshoeing, skiing or snowmobiling seven miles from the end of the plowed road to the cabin. No off-road vehicles or motorcycles are allowed beyond the cabin gate from Dec. 2 to June 15. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety.
Crandall Creek Cabin is tucked beneath the foothills of the Crazy Mountains. The front porch of the cabin offers a majestic view of Target Rock and spectacular star gazing on a clear night.
Activities in the area include hiking, off-road vehicle riding and motorcycling, although ATV riding and motorcycles are permitted only at certain times of the year. Winter activities include snowshoeing, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing.
The cabin can sleep up to six people, in three available bunk beds with mattresses. A table with benches, a wood stove for heat and a propane lantern are provided. There is a mop and bucket for cleaning the cabin, and firewood is provided, except during July and August. An axe and splitting maul are also supplied.
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Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
Crandall Creek Cabin is located approximately 24 miles northeast of Wilsall, and 52 miles from Livingston.
From Livingston, travel north on Highway 89 to Wilsall. Turn right from Highway 89 onto Shields River Road. Follow Shields River Road until the pavement ends and turn right at the end of the pavement. Travel approximately 7 miles to a fork in the road, and take the left fork towards the Shields River Camp (approximately 2 miles to the camp). About 100 yards beyond the campground, take a left onto a gated road. The cabin combination code will open the gate. The cabin is located 200 yards down this road. Due to road conditions, a high-clearance, four-wheel drive vehicle is required.
From Dec. 2 through March 31, the last seven miles of the access road to Crandall Cabin are not plowed. Plan to ski, snowshoe or snowmobile this distance from the end of the plowed road to the cabin. It is recommended that winter renters carry topographic maps and compasses for navigation, since the route maybe wind-blown and difficult to find. Signs may be down due to weather conditions or vandalism.
Mailing Address:CRANDALL CREEK CABIN (FORMERLY BENNETT CREEK CABIN)
5242 HWY 89 South
Livingston MT 59047
Phone Number:Information: (406)222-1892