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KINGS HILL CABIN, MT

part ofLewis and Clark National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Wed Dec 31 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Kings Hill Cabin, perched on Kings Hill Pass, presents the opportunity to stay in a historic log cabin built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. The hideaway is very quiet, with minimal highway noise. Open year-round, the cabin provides access to a mix of recreation activities like birding, hiking, snowboarding and off-road vehicle riding.

Access to cabin is on an easy-to-drive paved road. However, visitors should expect to hike 100 yards from a parking area to the cabin in winter months.

Natural Features:

The cabin sits just 100 yards off the highway in a deep woods setting of lodgepole pine, at an elevation of 7,600 feet. Showdown Mountain is to the west, and Kings hill is to the south. Both Sheep and Belt Creeks flow nearby.

Recreation:

Small and big game hunting are popular in the area. Hiking trails are nearby and and wildlife watching is a pleasing activity.

In winter, snowshoes are available for loan at the Belt Creek Ranger Station, and cross country skiing is a popular activity. The cabin is across the highway from the Showdown Ski Area, providing excellent downhill skiing and snowboarding.

Facilities:

The two-room cabin accommodates up to six guests and provides electricity. Amenities include lights, a refrigerator and a stove. A wood stove and firewood are provided. The bedroom is furnished with three bunk beds. The kitchen has a dining table and chairs, pots, pans and dishes. A vault toilet is located outside for year-round use.

No running water is available. Recommended items to bring include plenty of water for drinking, cooking and cleaning; food, bedding, towels, cleaning supplies, warm clothing and all other basic camping items. Click here for more cabin details.

Nearby Attractions:

Groceries and fuel can be found in White Sulphur Springs, a 28.5-mile drive from the cabin.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Birding
  • Broom & Dust Pan
  • Bunkbed(s)
  • Cooking Pots
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Firewood
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hunting
  • Lights
  • Mountain Biking
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Paved Roads
  • Picnic Area
  • RV Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Scenic Overlooks
  • Skiing
  • Snowshoe Rentals
  • Snowshoeing
  • Stove
  • Table & Chairs
  • Trailer Parking
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Wood Stove
Know Before You Go
  • Entry to the cabin is by combination lock; please call ranger district at least one day prior to arrival to obtain combination
  • The cabin sleeps six people, however, a camper, RV, or slide-in truck camper is allowed at the site (accommodating another four people). The whole facility can only provide enough room and service for 10 people total. Exceeding this limit is grounds for eviction without refund.
  • In winter, guests must be prepared to hike 100 yards from the parking area to the cabin
  • The cabin has electricity but no modern bathroom facilities, water or plumbing
  • Pets are not allowed in the cabin at any time, but can be kept outside in a kennel or on a six-foot or less leash. Users are responsible for removing all pet food and droppings from rental site prior to departure.
  • For more information, contact the White Sulphur Springs Ranger District at (406) 547-3361 or the Belt Creek Ranger District at (406) 236-5511
  • 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 don'tmovefirewood.org.
  • 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 don'tmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
46.84139, -110.69417
46°50'29"N, 110°41'39"W

From Great Falls, travel about 23 miles east on Highway 87/89 and turn left (south) at the rest area/weigh station just past Belt, onto U.S. Highway 89 toward Monarch and Neihart. Drive about 50 miles to Kings Hill Pass. The cabin is on the left side of the highway just before the pass (within 300 feet of the pass).

The total distance form Great Falls is about 75 miles. During the summer season, visitors can drive directly to the cabin. During the winter season, there is parking on the wide spot along the highway, which is plowed.

From White Sulphur Springs, go about 3 miles east on Highway 12 and turn left (north) onto Highway 89. The cabin is just past Kings Hill Pass on the right. Total distance from White Sulphur Springs is 28.5 miles.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

KINGS HILL CABIN
4234 US HIGHWAY 89 NORTH
NEIHART MT 59465

Phone Number:

Information: (406)236-5511
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