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Closure: The Savenac Cookhouse will be closed from March 15-29 for facility maintenance
Attention: This site will be closed May 10, 2015 through May 22, 2015.
ATTENTION: This facility will be closed July 10,2015 through July 19,2015 due to administrative purposes, It will look to re-open on July 20th 2015.
SAVENAC COOKHOUSE, MT
part ofLolo National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open year round. Season Dates
OverviewSavenac Cookhouse provides cooking and eating accommodations for large groups staying at the Savenac Historic Tree Nursery in the Lolo National Forest of Montana. The area is filled with history and was once the site of the U.S. Forest Service's largest and most beautiful nurseries in the West.
The cookhouse can seat up to 30 people and offers somewhat modern facilities, as well as access to a variety of recreational opportunities.
The cookhouse is one of three buildings located at the Historic Savenac Nursery, which was founded in 1907 to grow trees for the Forest Service. Nursery operations concluded in 1969 and now the site is open to the public for recreation. The cookhouse was originally a residence and was converted in the 1970s to a space for eating and food preparation.
A variety of historic sites and memorials, as well as interpretive trails, exist near the cookhouse. A self-guided tour of the nursery is available at the site to give visitors a historical perspective.
The cookhouse is equipped with a commercial-grade, large stove with grills and double ovens. It has a microwave oven, assorted cooking utensils and dishes and tableware for 25 to 30 people. The facility also has a dishwasher, two refrigerators and a walk-in freezer. A dining area has tables and chairs that can seat 25 to 30 people.
The nursery is located near Haugan, with easy access to Interstate 90. It is within walking distance of a family restaurant, gas and general store and gift shop. The Savenac compound also consists of a visitor center that is operated from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
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Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From Missoula, travel west on Interstate 90 for 90 miles, to Haugan (exit 16). Follow signs to the site. Maps are available online or for purchase by calling the Superior Ranger District.
Mailing Address:SAVENAC COOKHOUSE
209 WEST RIVERSIDE
SUPERIOR MT 59872
Phone Number:Information: (406)822-4233