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TWOGOOD CABIN, MT

part ofBitterroot National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: TWOGOOD CABIN
Status: Closed through Sun Nov 30 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Twogood Cabin offers guests a unique chance to camp in the forest of western Montana, in a rustic, old-time setting. It is available between the end of May through the middle of October, as well as throughout December, providing access to the surrounding mountains' best features and recreational attractions.

Hiking, backpacking and horseback riding is popular during the warmer months and visitors enjoy cross country skiing and snowshoeing on the snow-covered terrain.

Natural Features:

The rustic cabin is situated on Porcupine Creek, in a road-less area of the southern Bitterroot Mountains, at an elevation of about 5,600 feet. It was built in 1952 by Harry Twogood and Clifford Wetzsteon and was used throughout the 1970s as a range camp until it was opened to the public for recreation purposes.

The Bitterroot forest is home to many species of wildlife, from mule deer, whitetail deer, elk, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, black bear, mountain lions, and moose to many varieties of smaller animals and birds.

Recreation:

Fishing is popular in the adjacent stream and anglers might catch a variety of trout. At least two other mountain creeks are available in the area. The Warm Springs Creek is a larger stream and provides excellent fishing for cutthroat and other trout. Visitors also enjoy wading in the cool water.

A variety of hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding trails follow the creek. The large, rolling meadows are a winter elk range. When the snow melts, moose and deer may be spotted in the meadows. The 6-mile hike includes several creek crossings.

Motorcycles are allowed on the trails but four-wheeled vehicles may not fit on the trails. In the winter, the trails are popular for cross country skiing and snowshoeing.

Facilities:

The one-room, 15-by-19 cabin can accommodate up to four people. It is equipped with two bunk beds, a table and chairs, counter space, a wood stove for heat and a propane stove for cooking. A propane lantern is also available.

Firewood is provided on the covered porch outside the cabin. Inside the cabin, pots, pans and basic cooking and eating utensils are available. An outdoor outhouse is provided. Hitching rails are available at the cabin to corral up to 12 head of livestock.

Guests will need to bring their own water for drinking, cooking and cleaning purposes. They will also need to bring bedding, towels, propane fuel canisters for cooking and for the lantern, as well as toilet paper and garbage bags. Water taken from the creek must be boiled or treated prior to consumption. Guests are required to clean the cabin prior to their departure.

Access to Twogood Cabin is by forest road and trail. Winter conditions can prevent access by vehicle to the trailhead. Snowshoeing, cross country skiing or horseback may be the only access to the trailhead. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Bed(s)
  • Berry Picking
  • Birding
  • Broom & Dust Pan
  • Cooking Pots
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hitching Racks
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Mountain Biking
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Propane Lantern (Fuel not provided)
  • Propane Stove
  • Snowshoeing
  • Table & Chairs
  • Trailheads
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Parking Area
Know Before You Go
  • Drinking water is not available
  • Guests must provide their own propane fuel for cooking and lighting
  • This facility is located in a remote area; before making a reservation, become aware of bear, water and weather safety
  • All garbage and food must be packed out
  • The lookout remains locked; a week before your scheduled arrival, contact the Sula Ranger District during office hours to obtain a key code
  • Feed brought in for livestock must be certified weed-free
  • Learn more about the Bitterroot 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):
45.75778, -114.04417
45°45'28"N, 114°2'39"W

From Missoula, Montana, travel south on Highway 93 to Medicine Creek Road/Forest Service Road 370, which is approximately 36 miles south of Hamilton. Turn right and continue about 4 miles to the trailhead, which is located at Crazy Creek Campground. An easy, 6-mile hike leads to the cabin from the parking area.

The trail follows Warm Springs Creek until it intersects with two other creeks, and then follows Porcupine Creek about a mile to the cabin. Trails are open to hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking and motorcycles. Off-road vehicles are not allowed as they exceed the width of the trail.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

TWOGOOD CABIN
7338 HWY. 93 S.
SULA  MT  59871

Phone Number:

Information:  (406)821-3201
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