Antone Cabin

Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest

The Antone Cabin, constructed in 1929, sits in a beautiful open meadow, at the edge of a thick forest, providing visitors with a unique camping experience on the southwestern end of the Sanowcrest Mountain range. With it's end of the road location, it's usually pretty quiet in the summer. The cabin opens for use on July 1and stays open through December, and it is popular throughout the rental season.
In addition to hunting access, the facility provides ample opportunities for hiking, backpacking and horseback riding. The cabin lies within proposed wilderness so snowmobiling and bicycling are not permitted off the main access road, FS325. Snowmobile use, on the road, is only permitted after December 1.

Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities to really enjoy their stay at Antone Cabin. 

Antone Cabin is closed on Tuesdays for administrative purposes.

The cabin is a small, primitive, one-room log cabin, equipped with bunk beds that sleep two people, a table and 2 chairs. The cabin has a loft, but it is not available for public use, due to safety regulations.



Also inside the cabin is a propane stove with an oven and 2 propane wall lights supplied by the large tank outside. There is a wood stove for heat, a shelf and cupboard space, cooking pots, eating utensils, a broom and dust pan, bucket, shovel, axe and cleaning supplies. Foam pads are supplied on the beds.



Outside there is a toilet approximately 40 feet southeast of the cabin. Firewood is stacked near the outside fence , however the supply cannot be guaranteed.



Guests must bring their own water. The spring just west of the cabin may have sufficient water for cleaning, but is unreliable, often dry by late summer. Sleeping bags and blankets are not supplied, and users will also need to bring their own matches, food, toilet paper and garbage bags. Garbage and cleaning services are not provided.  

There is a large horse pasture and smaller holding corral that renters may use.

Need to Know

Natural Features

The historic log cabin is located along the grassy foothills at the southwestern end of the Snowcrest Range, at an elevation of 8,100 feet. Together with the nearby Gravelly Range, the area is one of Montana's most popular hunting grounds.

Nearby Antone Peak is a popular but challenging day hike and climb.

The two mountain ranges are home to nearly 10,000 elk and a growing population of grizzly bears (learn more about bear safety). Moose are also frequent visitors to the meadow where the cabin lies.



Nearby Attractions

Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge is about 20 miles to the southeast.

Recreation

A variety of hiking, backpacking and horseback riding trails extend into the Snowcrest Range, including the Snowcrest Trail, which covers the entire range, providing panoramic views. The 40-mile trail can serve as the means for a hearty horseback adventure, a lengthy backpacking trip, or make for several day trips into the wilderness. Antone Peak is a popular day hike, about 2 miles away but more challenging than one might expect.

The nearby Blacktail Deer Creek, and other seasonal mountain streams, offer access to fishing. Anglers can enjoy a possible catch of brook trout, among other species.

Contact Information

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5 FOREST SERVICE RD ENNIS MT 59729

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 406-682-4253

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

From Dillon, travel about 40 miles southeast on Forest Road 202 (Blacktail Creek Road), to Antone Station turnoff. Turn north onto Forest Road 325 and continue about 5 miles to the cabin. The forest roads are gravel, and receive maintenance about once yearly. Snow can occur at any time and 4-wheel drive and/or chains may be necessary from October through December. Snowmobiles are permitted on Forest Road 325 after December 1. Forest Road 325 is closed to all wheeled motor vehicle use from April 1 - June 30. Call ahead for road conditions.

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