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FAIRVIEW RANGER STATION, MT

part ofKootenai National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: FAIRVIEW RANGER STATION
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
 

Overview

This remote cabin was built in 1908 and served as an administration building for the Wolf Creek District of the Blackfeet National Forest. The Blackfeet NF was dissolved in 1935 becoming part of the Kootenai & Flathead NF. Fairview was used as a remote work station until 1980. In 2011 major work was done to restore the cabin and put it on the rental system. The cabin is open year-round and is accessible by car.

Natural Features:

The Fairview Ranger Station is situated near Wolf Creek at an elevation of 2,995 feet within the Salish Mountain Range of the Rocky Mountains in the Kootenai National Forest. Wolf Creek and its many tributaries provide habitat for a variety of trout and big game animals. Wolf Creek has been an important route through history as a trail for the Kootenai Indians, early prospectors and railroads.

Recreation:

Opportunities abound from this location. Hiking, fishing, floating, hunting, scenic and historical driving tours are just some of the activities to be enjoyed.

Facilities:

This 900 square foot cabin can sleep up to 6 people and comes furnished with one double bed and two twin beds with mattresses upstairs and one double futon and twin futon with mattresses downstairs.

Other amenities include a propane stove, refrigerator, heater and lights, table and chairs, table settings for eight, kitchen tools, pots and pans and cleaning gear. A vault toilet is located nearby.

Electricity and potable water are not available. Guests must bring enough water for drinking, cooking and washing. Items such as bedding, lanterns or flashlights, matches, first aid supplies, garbage bags, dish soap, dish towels and dish cloths are not available. Guests are expected to pack out all trash and clean the cabin before leaving.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Bed(s) With Mattress
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Cooking Pots
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Creek Access
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Futon(s)
  • Kitchen (No Water)
  • Pets Allowed
  • Propane
  • Propane Heat
  • Propane Lights
  • Propane Oven
  • Propane Refrigerator
Within 10 Miles
  • Auto Touring
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Scenic Drive
  • Trailheads
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
To obtain the lock combination for the cabin, contact Libby Ranger District at (406) 293-7773.
  • There is no potable water; guests must provide their own water for drinking, cooking and washing.
  • Hay brought to this facility must be certified weed-free.
  • Pets are allowed, but please NO PETS ON THE FURNITURE.
  • No shooting is allowed in the cabin area.
  • Please pack out all trash and food and clean cabin thoroughly before departing.
  • 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):
48.35444, 114.96167
48°21'16"N, 114°57'42"E

From Libby Montana follow Hwy 37 N for 14 miles to Fisher River Road 763. Turn right and follow for 10 miles; continue straight merging onto Wolf Cr/Fortine Cr road 36 and follow for another 17 miles. The cabin will be on the left.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

FAIRVIEW RANGER STATION
12557 Hwy 37
Libby   MT  59923

Phone Number:

Information:  (406)293-7773
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