Douglas Creek Cabin offers a great way to access the various seasonal activities available in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest in western Montana. While hunting enthusiasts enjoy the cabin during bow and rifle seasons, it is popular for snowmobiling or cross-country skiing in the winter and hiking in the summer. The cabin is in a very remote location, giving anyone an outdoor recreational experience they will never forget.
Access to the cabin is limited by weather conditions. Four-wheel drive is necessary in the winter. Excessive snowfall and wind can prohibit any vehicle from accessing the cabin and visitors will need to plan for cross-country skiing or snowmobiling three or more miles. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring their own amenities.
The primitive, one-room cabin has bunkbeds that sleep up to four people. It has a table and chairs, minimal cooking utensils, and a wood stove for heat. Firewood is provided but cannot be guaranteed. There is no electricity, plumbing or water available at the cabin. An outhouse with a vault toilet is located just steps behind the cabin.
There ample parking and room to turn a trailer in front of the cabin.
Guests will need to bring water for cooking, cleaning, and drinking. Guests will also need bedding, towels, soap, dishes, cooking equipment, toilet paper, garbage bags, and an axe or chainsaw. A broom and dust pan are provided and guests are required to carry out all trash. Guests are also required to clean the facility prior to departure. Cell phone service is sometimes available at the cabin and with a slight elevation change.
The mouse problem at this cabin has been mitigated. Old built-in shelving where mice were nesting has been removed and everything has been cleaned.
In order to better serve a wider spectrum of the public, this cabin can only be reserved for 7 consecutive nights. This will start with the August 2021 reservations. Thank you, and please call the Pintler Ranger District Recreation staff at 406-859-8219 if you have questions.
This facility is located in a remote location. Vehicle access cannot be guaranteed at any time due to ever-changing weather and road conditions.
The rustic, remotely located cabin is adjacent to Douglas Creek, in the north end of the Flint Creek Range. It is situated in a grassy meadow, surrounded by mature evergreen trees. The cabin was built in the 1960s and was used as an administrative location for crews working in the area.
The small and narrow Douglas Creek runs about 50 feet from the cabin through the cabin site.
The Flints have abundant wildlife near the cabin, and it is not uncommon to see moose, deer, elk, mountain lions, or bears(grizzly and black). The area is popular for hunting of deer, elk and blue grouse. Dozens of alpine lakes in the range provide good fishing.
Elk and Deer winter range north of the cabin and on Douglas Mountain.
Historic cabin ruins on 5153 road 2 miles east of the cabin.
Douglas Creek is a small stream at this location and does not support any sizeable fish. Fishing is popular in any of the mountain lakes in the vicinity, and many of them are stock by FWP. Access to the lakes will require hiking or driving various distances. The area is home to a variety of trails for hiking, but there are no designated trails near the cabin. A big game winter range and elk calving grounds are nearby, offering great wildlife viewing potential. Hunting for deer, elk and upland game birds is popular in the area.
Guests also enjoy snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing in the surrounding areas during the winter.
Reservations are nonrefundable unless extenuating circumstances warrant otherwise. Determination will be made on a case by case basis.
88 Business Loop Philipsburg MT 59858
For campground inquiries, please call: 406-859-3211
From Hall, travel south on Highway 1 for about 3 miles to Douglas Creek. Take Forest Road 707 and continue approximately 7 miles to the cabin. Maps may be purchased by calling the Pintler Ranger District.