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TWIN LAKES CABIN (MT), MT
part ofBeaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Thu Dec 31 2015 Season Dates
OverviewTwin Lakes Cabin is located in a scenic evergreen forest in the Beaverhead Mountains of western Montana. It was built in the 1920s to provide housing for trail crews, smoke chasers, timber cruisers and grazing inspectors who worked in the area.
Guests have access to a number of recreational opportunities, including hiking and mountain biking in the summer and fall, and snowmobiling, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing during the winter.
The cabin is accessible by vehicle between July and September, and until the snow closes the road. Guests may need to hike, snowmobile, ski or snowshoe up to 12 miles when the access road is closed. The cabin is equipped with a variety of amenities to provide an optimal outdoor experience; however, guests need to bring some of their own supplies and gear.
The cabin is located in a heavily wooded area at the base of Squaw and Jumbo peaks on the shore of the 75-acre Twin Lakes. It is situated at an elevation of about 7,200 feet in the Beaverhead Mountains, a subrange of the Bitterroot Range that divides Montana and the neighboring state of Idaho.
A variety of hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding trails exist in the area, including the Big Lake Creek Trail, which traverses four miles of terrain surrounding the lake. The nearby trails also provide access to the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail.
The wood-frame, one-room cabin sleeps up to four people and comes equipped with two beds with mattresses and two folding cots. Other amenities include a wood-burning stove, propane cook stove, table and chairs, cupboard space, a food storage box, basic cooking and eating utensils, cookware, a propane lantern, axe, shovel, bucket and cleaning equipment.
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Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From July to September only: From Wisdom, travel south on Highway 278 for about 7 miles. Turn onto Forest Road 945 and continue to Forest Road 183. From there, it is approximately 12 miles to the cabin. A map of the area may be necessary to reach the cabin and can be purchased by calling the Wisdom Ranger District.
Snowfall prohibits convenient access to the cabin throughout most of the year. Guests must snowmobile, ski, snowshoe or hike up to 12 miles to the cabin during the winter and spring months from the end of the plowed road. The route is marked with orange diamond stakes in the ground.
Mailing Address:TWIN LAKES CABIN (MT)
PO BOX 238
WISDOM MT 59761
Phone Number:Information: (406)689-3243