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part ofBeaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Tue Dec 01 2015   Season Dates


High Rye Cabin is a quaint place to stay, ideally situated for exploring the northern Fleecer Mountains. An abundance of recreational activities are available in this scenic area.

The cabin was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps around 1919 and is located in the historic mining district of German Gulch. It was used as an administrative site until the 1940s, when it was opened to the public.

The cabin can be accessed by vehicle; however, during the fall, alternative resources may be required to reach the cabin. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.

Natural Features:

The cabin is situated in an evergreen forest in the northern Fleecer Mountains. This area features wildlife-rich highlands and wetlands. Alpine creeks and streams offer ideal habitat for a variety of fish.

The region is home to a variety of wildlife, including elk, mule deer, moose, black bear, coyotes, wolves, and a variety of birds and small mammals (learn more about bear safety). The Fleecers provide a year-round range for elk and deer, and large populations winter on the nearby Fleecer Mountain or on sagebrush slopes in the southeast portion of the landscape.


Fishing and big game hunting are popular activities enjoyed by visitors to the area. Nearby mountain creeks and streams provide opportunities for bait and fly fishing. Proper licensing is required to fish or hunt in Montana.

There is a variety of hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding trails that are easily accessed from the cabin into the surrounding forest. Off-road vehicles and motorcycles are also allowed in the area, but must be properly permitted and licensed to be on trails and roads.


The 2-room cabin is equipped with bunk beds that can sleep up to 4 people. A table with chairs and a wood stove are also provided. Cooking can be done on the flat stovetop. Basic cooking and eating utensils are provided, as well as minimal cleaning equipment.

Firewood is sometimes available, but it is not guaranteed. An axe is provided. An outhouse with a vault toilet is located outside the cabin. A corral is available for horses. Weed-free certified hay is required.

Electricity and potable water are not available at the cabin. Guests will need to bring their own water for drinking, cooking and cleaning purposes. Water can also be taken from the nearby creek, but it must be treated prior to using for drinking or cooking.

Guests should bring bedding, pillows, lanterns or flashlights, matches, food, soap, towels and other necessities. Guests are required to take out all garbage and must bring their own garbage bags. The cabin must also be cleaned prior to leaving.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Axe
  • Birding
  • Broom & Dust Pan
  • Bunkbed(s) With Mattresses
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Cooking Pots
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Creek Access
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horse Corrals
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Table & Chairs
  • Trails
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Wood Stove
Know Before You Go
  • This facility is located in a remote area; before making a reservation, become aware of bear, water and weather safety
  • Drinking water is not available
  • Firewood is available, but not always guaranteed
  • The cabin remains locked; contact the Butte Ranger District during office hours to obtain a key code
  • All garbage and food must be packed out
  • Learn more about the Beaverhead-Deerlodge 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 dontmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
45.99472, -112.82306
45°59'41"N, 112°49'23"W

From Butte, travel west on Interstate 90 for about 12 miles, to exit 211. Continue about 3 miles south on Highway 441 and 4 miles south on Forest Road 82. Maps may be purchased by calling the Butte Ranger District.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

1820 Meadowlark Lane
BUTTE  MT  59701

Phone Number:

Information:  (406)494-2147
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