Activities and Amenities
DOUGLAS CREEK CABIN, MT
part ofBeaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Wed Dec 31 2014 Season Dates
OverviewOpen year-round, Douglas Creek Cabin offers a great way to access the various seasonal activities available in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest in western Montana. While sportsmen enjoy the cabin during bow and rifle seasons, it is popular among snowmobiling enthusiasts in the winter and hikers in the summer. The cabin is in a very remote location, giving anyone an outdoor recreational experience they will never forget.
Access to the cabin is limited by weather conditions. Four-wheel drive and high clearance vehicles are necessary year-round. Excessive snowfall prohibits any vehicles from accessing the cabin and visitors will need to plan for cross-country skiing or snowmobiling up to 3 miles. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.
The rustic, remotely located cabin is adjacent to Douglas Creek, in the north end of the Flint Creek Range. It is situated in a grassy meadow, surrounded by mature evergreen trees. The cabin was built in the 1960s and was used as an administrative location for crews working in the area.
Fishing is popular in any of the mountain lakes in the vicinity. Access to the lakes will require extensive hiking. The area is home to a variety of trails for hiking, but there are no designated trails near the cabin. A big game winter range and elk calving grounds are nearby, offering great wildlife viewing potential. Hunting for deer, elk and upland game birds is popular in the area.
The primitive, one-room cabin has bunkbeds that sleep up to six people. It has a table and chairs, minimal cooking utensils and dishes and a wood stove for heat. Firewood is provided but cannot be guaranteed. There is no electricity, plumbing or water available at the cabin. An outhouse with a vault toilet is located just steps behind the cabin.
Interesting day trips might include touring the Grant-Kohrs Ranch, which is operated by the National Park Service just outside of Deer Lodge, which is about 25 miles from the cabin. In Deer Lodge, visitors can tour the old Montana Territorial Prison, which was built by convict labor in 1871. Both are on nationally recognized historic sites.
Activities and Amenities
Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From Hall, travel south on Highway 1 for about 3 miles to Douglas Creek. Take Forest Road 707 and continue approximately 7 miles to the cabin. Maps may be purchased by calling the Pintler Ranger District.
Mailing Address:DOUGLAS CREEK CABIN
88 Business Loop
Philipsburg MT 59858
Phone Number:Information: (406)859-3211