The large, single-room structure has bunk beds to sleep up to 4 people. It has drinking water, a propane cook top, a wood stove for heat and cooking, and a table and chairs. Basic cooking and eating utensils, pots and pans, as well as some cleaning equipment should be available inside. An outhouse with a vault toilet is nearby.
Electricity is not available at this cabin. There is a propane lantern you can use but propane is not provided. The propane is provided for the cook top that is located on the porch of the cabin. Guests will need to bring their own bedding, including blankets and pillows, towels, soap, matches, garbage bags, food and propane fuel (for lantern) in 16-ounce canisters. Guests are required to pack out all trash and clean the cabin prior to leaving. Cell phone service is rare or nonexistent in the area.
Please remember that Hells Canyon Guard Station is considered a recreational area and shooting is not permitted around the cabin.
Be aware, this facility is not cleaned between user visits.
It is the responsibility of each renter to ensure they have sanitized their cabin for the safety of themselves, future users, and employees. Cleaning supplies have been placed at each cabin. All users are to sanitize all commonly used surfaces upon arrival and at departure. Please contact the Butte Ranger District at (406) 494-2147 if you have any questions or supplies are depleted or missing.
Please remember that under the current Governors order, group sizes are limited to 10 people or less.
The cabin is in an idyllic setting, with pristine nature all around. It is situated along Hells Canyon Creek in a lush meadow of sagebrush and tall grasses.
The Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest is famous for its wide array of big game animals. Elk and deer are the most sought after by hunters on the forest and in the Hells Canyon area. Upland game birds are also in the area.
Hunters frequently use the cabin as a base camp. Fishing is also available in nearby Hells Canyon Creek.
Hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding are popular activities enjoyed by visitors to the Hells Canyon area. Off-road vehicles are allowed on designated trails. Off-road vehicles and motorcycles are also allowed in the area, but must be properly permitted and licensed to be on trails and roads.
During winter months, the area is popular for cross country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling. Winter sports enthusiasts should carry and know how to use proper backcountry equipment, including a beacon, shovel and probe.
1820 Meadowlark Ln Butte MT 59701
For campground inquiries, please call: 406-494-2147
From Whitehall, travel south on Highway 55 for about 20 miles. Turn right off the highway just before crossing the Jefferson River, onto Forest Service Road 125, and continue west about 14 miles on a dirt road. Winter access varies with snow conditions. Guests may need to hike, ski or snowmobile to the cabin during winter months. Maps may be purchased by calling the Butte/Jefferson Ranger District.