Beaver Creek Cabin (MT)

Custer Gallatin National Forest

Beaver Creek Cabin is a primitive, rustic cabin located within the Custer Gallatin National Forest, in an area that offers a variety of recreational activities. The cabin is situated 3.5 miles down Forest Service Road 985. It is accessible by vehicle when there is no snow, but winter access is only by snowmobile, skis, or snowshoes. 

Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and they must bring several of their own amenities.

This is a primitive cabin. It accommodates a maximum of 5 people, with a seven night stay maximum per group. 3 basic sleeping pads are provided. A wood stove heats the cabin, and firewood is provided for the interior wood stove through certain dates. Firewood is limited and provided October 1st - May 31st for indoor use only. Other amenities include an axe, shovel, bucket, and table with chairs. There is a sleeping loft and two bunk beds.

No water or electricity is available at the cabin. Guests must either bring drinking water or treat water they retrieve from natural sources. It is also recommended that guests bring their own cooking stoves. Garbage bags are needed to pack out trash. A stock pot is provided for boiling water. It is strongly recommended that campers bring their own back country cookware and dishes for use.

Items such as bedding, flashlights or lanterns, first aid supplies, and extra toilet paper are also not available at the cabin.

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Natural Features

The cabin sits at an elevation of around 7,000 feet in a wooded canyon near Beaver Creek and the Lee Metcalf Wilderness. It is nestled within the Madison Range and tucked beneath 11,316-foot Hilgard Peak, the highest in the range.

Visitors to this area may see an abundance of wildlife, such as deer, elk, grizzly bears, moose, and bighorn sheep. A variety of bird species also inhabit the area.

Nearby Attractions

Yellowstone National Park is within 30 miles, making it an ideal day trip from Beaver Creek Cabin.

Other attractions include; Hebgen Lake, Earthquake lake and the Earthquake Lake Visitor Center, and Henry's Lake State Park Accross the Idaho Border.


Several trailheads near the cabin lead into the Lee Metcalf Wilderness. These trails take hikers and equestrians to high mountain lakes within the Madison Range. There is a hitching rail provided for stock use. Other trails on the forest offer access to ATV/UTV and motorcycles.

Winter activities include snowmobiling, showshoeing, and cross-country skiing. Hunting and fishing are available nearby.

Hebgen Lake is within 10 miles, offering many other recreational opportunities.

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Driving Directions

Summer access from West Yellowstone: Proceed 8 miles north on U.S. Highway 191. Turn left onto U.S. Highway 287/Hebgen Lake Road and continue for 14.5 miles. Turn right on Beaver Creek Road/Forest Service Road 985 and drive for 3.5 miles. The cabin access road is on the right side of Beaver Creek Road. The cabin is 300 yards down the access road. You must open a locked gate to enter the access road. The combo for the gate is the same combo provided to unlock the cabin in the confirmation letter. Please keep the gate closed and locked at all times.
Winter access from West Yellowstone: Proceed 8 miles north on U.S. Highway 191. Turn left onto U.S. Highway 287/Hebgen Lake Road and continue for 14.5 miles. Park at the Refuge Point parking lot, adjacent to the highway. Do not park on the highway. Snowmobile, ski, or snowshoe from the parking lot, approximately an eighth of a mile west, to Beaver Creek Road/Forest Service Road 985. Turn right and continue north 3.5 miles to the cabin, on the right side of the road. 

During the spring and fall, guests are encouraged to call the Hebgen Lake Ranger District at (406) 823-6961 for road conditions and access to the cabin.

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