Calf Creek Cabin

Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest

Calf Creek Cabin sits in the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest. The cabin offers a prime location for fishing, hiking and horseback riding and OHVing. Running water is not included, but the nearby creek provides fresh water. A hitching rack is also available for horses.

Access from December 1 to May 15 is via snowmobile, snowshoes or skis on a groomed 7 mile trail. (Wheeled vehicles are prohibited during the December 1 to May 15 time frame).

The newer rustic cabin fits six guests and provides propane lights and a propane cooking stove. Both the cabin and the outdoor year-round vault toilet are wheelchair accessible. A wood stove for heating and firewood is included. DO NOT USE THE SUPPLIED FIREWOOD FOR OUTSIDE FIRES. Pots, pans, dishes, and utensils are on hand. Though no electricity is available, the cabin comes with electrical outlets, and guests are allowed to bring a generator to hook up to the cabin. Plug-in for generator is a normal 110 plug-in.

Visitors should plan to bring plenty of water for drinking, cooking and cleaning purposes. Other items to bring; food, matches, garbage bags, toilet paper, flashlights, bedding, towels, cleaning supplies and warm clothing. Guest must clean the cabin/toilet completely, pack out all food and trash upon departure. Wood box should be fill upon departure. NO PETS ALLOWED IN CABIN. (Click here for more cabin details.)

Need to Know

Natural Features

The cabin sits along Calf Creek at an elevation of 5,400 feet in the Little Belt Mountains. The region boasts a dense coniferous forest with mixed fir, spruce and pine trees. The Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest offers many streams and fishing opportunities. Native wildlife includes black bears, mule-deer white-tailed deer, bald eagles, elk, bears and mountian lions.

Nearby Attractions

White Sulphur Springs, 1 hour south, provides the nearest food, fuel, and other conveniences. Smith River and Tenderfoot Falls  


Nearby hunting, fishing and off-road vehicle riding trails are abundant. Horseback riders and hikers horses enjoy the climb north along East Fork Calf Creek to Bubbling Springs in the Tenderfoot Experimental Forest. Calf Creek tempts anglers with mountain whitefish, cutthroat, brook and rainbow trout.

Winter recreation includes cross country skiing, snow shoeing and snowmobiling.

Contact Information



Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 406 236-5511 OR 406-547-3361

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Driving Directions

From White Sulphur Springs, head east on Highway 12 for 3 miles and turn left (north) on Highway 89. Continue about 15 miles, then head west (left) on Road 119 for 9 miles to the cabin. From Great Falls, head east on Highway 87/89 about 23 miles to the rest area just past Belt. Turn right (south, to White Sulphur Springs) onto Highway 89. Go past Monarch and Neihart to Kings Hill Pass (about 75 miles from Great Falls), and down Highway 89 about 13.5 miles past Kings Hill Pass to Road 119 and turn right (west). Drive 9 miles to the cabin. The last 7 miles of the road is closed from December 1st through May 15th. It is a designated groomed snowmobile trail. During this timeframe travel the last 7 miles must be made by skiing, snowmobiling or walking. Due to snow conditions, travel on Forest Service Road #119 may be limited through the end of May. Please call (406) 547-3361 or (406) 236-5511 to verify the road condition.

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